What is the point? Kia Joorabchian slams farcical Mesut Ozil situation at Arsenal

Mesut Ozil has entered the final year of his Arsenal contract
Mesut Ozil has entered the final year of his Arsenal contract (Picture: Getty / talkSPORT)

Kia Joorabchian has slammed Arsenal’s treatment of Mesut Ozil and believes they are guilty of wasting two years of the playmaker’s career.

The former Germany international committed his long-term future to the Gunners in February 2018, signing a new contract worth a club-record £350,000-a-week.

Ozil, however, fell out with Arsene Wenger’s replacement Unai Emery before appearing to get his career back on track under the management of his former Arsenal team-mate Mikel Arteta.

The ex-Real Madrid star failed to feature at all during ‘Project Restart’ with Arteta failing to provide a detailed explanation.

The 32-year-old remains intent on seeing out the final year of his deal, however, and looks set to be handed a lifeline having featured in last weekend’s pre-season friendly defeat against Aston Villa.

Mesut Ozil didn't feature during Arsenal's run-in last season
Mesut Ozil didn’t feature during Arsenal’s run-in last season (Picture: Getty)

Joorabchian, who represents three members of Arteta’s first team squad, believes the current Arsenal manager needs to find a role for his highest earner.

‘The Ozil situation should have been resolved two years ago,’ he told talkSPORT. ‘What is the point of a player sitting and not playing? Who gains from that?

‘The club doesn’t gain from that. The player is ageing, he doesn’t gain from that. The agent doesn’t gain from that.

‘I mean, I’m not exactly sure other than the fact the player has maybe a monetary gain from getting an income I don’t think anybody really gains from such a situation.

‘I can’t really remember us no trying everything to resolve a problem with a player. I just don’t see the point of it.’

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