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Paul Merson "shocked" by Mesut Ozil omission from Arsenal squad

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Club legend Paul Merson says that he was "shocked" to see Mesut Ozil omitted from Arsenal's squad for the Premier League and Europa League.

Club legend Paul Merson feels that Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has taken a risk by leaving Mesut Ozil out of his first-team squad.

Despite being the highest paid player at the Emirates Stadium, Ozil has been omitted from the squads for the Premier League and Europa League.

While the Germany international has not featured since before the coronavirus pandemic, Merson says that he was surprised by Arteta's decision.

Speaking to Sky Sports News, Merson said: "He's an absolute talent. So, to keep him out of the squad, completely out of the squad, it's a big gamble by Arsenal.

"He's on massive wages, no doubting that. He gets fortunes. I'm surprised, it shocked me. When I was told that he'd been left out of the squad I was shocked if I'm being honest, because I am one of his biggest fans.

"I think when he's on song, he can play and you've got to remember just before lockdown, he was playing. He was playing in Arteta's team so for him to come back and then not be in the team and not even get a squad place, yeah I'm quite surprised."

Ozil has less than a year remaining on his contract at the North London outfit.

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Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Tottenham HotspurSpurs106312191221
2Liverpool106312217521
3Chelsea1054122101219
4Leicester CityLeicester106041814418
5Southampton105231916317
6Wolverhampton WanderersWolves105231111017
7Everton105141917216
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd95131616016
9Aston Villa85031911815
10Manchester CityMan City94321511415
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham94231510514
12Leeds UnitedLeeds104241517-214
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle104241215-314
14Arsenal104151012-213
15Crystal Palace104151215-313
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton102441416-210
17Fulham102171118-77
18West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom10136718-116
19Burnley9126417-135
20Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd10019416-121
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