Mesut Ozil risks upsetting his teammates as he predicts the Arsenal vs Leicester scoreline

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Mesut Ozil is out of contention at Arsenal at the moment (Picture: Getty Images)

Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil has backed his team to beat Leicester on Sunday night in the Premier League, but does not fancy them to keep a clean sheet in a very specific pre-match prediction.

The German has been left out of Arsenal’s Premier League squad so cannot compete in the competition and may well have played his last game for the club.

His contract expires at the end of the season and it looks to be a sad end to his stay at the club as he sits out, despite earning a mammoth £350,000-a-week.

He may not be getting on the pitch, but he maintains an interest in the club and has backed the Gunners to pick up three points against the Foxes.

Ozil reckoned Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette would get on the scoresheet for Arsenal, while James Maddison would score for Leicester in a 2-1 result.

While he was getting behind his team, his teammates in defence may not have been best pleased with Ozil predicting they would fail to keep a clean sheet.

‘My prediction for today – 2:1 for the @Arsenal ! goal scorers: Auba, Laca … and the creative Maddison for LFC. What are yours? #COYG,’ Ozil wrote.

Ozil expressed his frustration at being left out of the Premier League squad, which came after he was left out of the Europa League squad, leaving his playing options extremely limited.

‘This is a difficult message to write to the Arsenal fans that I’ve played for over the past few years,’ he wrote on Instagram.

‘I’m really deeply disappointed by the fact that I have not been registered for the Premier League season for the time being. Upon signing my new contract in 2018, I pledged my loyalty and allegiance to the club that I love, Arsenal, and it saddens me that this has not been reciprocated.

‘As I have just found out, loyalty is hard to come by nowadays. I’ve always tried to remain positive from week to week that there’s maybe a chance to get back in the squad soon again. That’s why I kept silent so far.

‘Before the coronavirus break I was really happy with the development under our new coach Mikel Arteta – we’ve been on a positive way and I would say my performances were on a really good level. But then things changed, again, and I was not longer allowed to play football for Arsenal.’

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