Mesut Ozil Pursued by Saudi Club, but Midfielder Wants Arsenal Stay

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Mesut Ozil has not featured in any competition for Arsenal since March 7, but he resisted attempts by the club to offload him this summer as he still makes £350,000-a-week. Since the restart of the season in June, he has not even been listed in any of Mikel Arteta’s match day squads.

That does not look to change any time soon, as just this past week he got left off Arsenal’s Europa League squad. Any football Index analysis will show you the quality that he still has, but Arteta claims the squad has evolved beyond Ozil now. So what will become of him?

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Mesut Ozil Left Out of Arsenal FC Europa League Squad

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Mesut Ozil may have saved Gunnersaurus, by offering to pay the dinosaur mascot’s wages, but he can’t buy a place in his current team. Poor Ozil, and Gunnersaurus, Arsenal football club has decided, there is no place for you, at all.

The German playmaker has not featured in any competition since March 7, but resisted attempts by the club to offload him this summer as he still makes £350,000-a-week to never play. Since the restart, he has not even been included in any of Mikel Arteta’s match day squads.

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Five Former Arsenal Academy Players and where they are Now

Under Arsene Wenger’s management, Arsenal produced some quality youngsters in their academy. Several of these young men made their ways into the Arsenal senior team and a lot of expectations were placed on their shoulders. 

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2020 Arsenal FC Summer Transfer Window Report Card

Arsenal came into this season on the back of a record-breaking 14th FA Cup win and qualification to the Europa League. They have added the Community Shield trophy this season and have started the season brightly.

This improvement has been aided by the moves they made in the transfer window. Let us have a closer look now at what they did and didn’t do in this transfer market.

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Bukayo Saka hails Hector Bellerin after Beating Sheffield United

Bukayo Saka, who opened the scoring for Arsenal against Sheffield United today, hailed Hector Bellerin’s assist when speaking to the Mirror after the game.

The North London club continued their good run of form after Thursday’s penalty shootout victory over Liverpool. Goals from Saka and Nicolas Pepe ensured that the three points stayed at the Emirates. They are currently fourth in the table and three points behind league leaders Everton as we head into the international break.

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Arsenal FC Starting XI Prediction vs Sheffield United

Arsenal will be hosting Sheffield United on Sunday after progressing to the quarterfinals of the Carabao Cup. Now that we know the team news for this one, how many changes will Mikel Arteta make from the side that played in midweek to this one?

The North London club had a tough trip to Anfield in the Cup but eventually emerged victorious on penalties. Bernd Leno was the hero on Thursday saving two spot kicks which gave the Emirates club the win. They will now face Manchester City in the quarterfinals.

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Arsenal Team News vs Sheffield United: Mustafi, Smith-Rowe

Arsenal have no major injury concerns ahead of Sheffield United’s visit to the Emirates this weekend, and they could have a centre-back returning to training soon.

The North London club come into this game on the back of a win in the Carabao Cup over Liverpool. The penalty shootout go them through to the quarterfinals of the competition, where they will be taking on Manchester City.

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Arsenal, Tottenham Receive Favorable UEFA Europa League Draws

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UEFA made their Europa League draws on Friday, so now all three English Premier League sides in the competition (Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City), now know who their group stage opposition will be.

Tottenham, as manager Jose Mourinho will often say to anyone who will listen, overcame a really tough, overly congested schedule to qualify for the UEL group stage. Their reward is a favorable draw and they should be backed as the favorites to win the group.

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Bernd Leno Says He Never Feared Losing His Spot in Arsenal Team

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Bernd Leno has insisted that he wasn’t worried about losing his starting spot, after he put in a brilliant performance for Arsenal on Thursday. Leno and company overcame Liverpool in the Carabao Cup, to move on to the quarterfinals, where they’ll face holders Manchester City.

The North London club played their second game at Anfield this week, but the result was very different this time around. After it ended 0-0 in normal time, it was Leno who stepped up during the ensuing penalty shootout, as he saved two spot kicks, helping the North Londoners clinch the tie.

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Liverpool Starting XI Prediction vs Arsenal (EFL Cup 4th Round)

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Liverpool and Arsenal will face off for the second time in four days Thursday night when they meet in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup. The Reds won 3-1 at Anfield on Monday in Premier League action, and will meet in this round of the League Cup for the second-straight year.

Last year, the teams battled to a thrilling 5-5 draw through regulation, with Liverpool advancing on penalties. Jurgen Klopp could make 10 changes from his team on Monday night.

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Arsenal FC Starting XI Prediction vs Liverpool FC (Carabao Cup)

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Arsenal will be back at Anfield on Thursday to take on Liverpool in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup. In light of the team news we’re now aware of, what changes will they make?

The Emirates club started the weekend Premier League game on a bright note, but their rivals’ quality on the ball ultimately came through as they won 3-1. An opening goal from Alexandre Lacazette was cancelled out by some incisive football from the Merseyside team.

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Arsenal Team News vs Liverpool FC: Sokratis, Smith-Rowe

Arsenal could be welcoming one of their defenders back to the first team for Thursday’s fourth round Carabao Cup game at Liverpool. The North London club lost 3-1 to the Reds in the Premier League on Monday night and they will be hoping that their fortunes will be different this time around.

There is a good chance the squad will be rotated and that could see the return of one defender in particular. That real injury boost is the return of Greek centre-back Sokratis.

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