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Arsenal star Mesut Ozil in Turkey after being axed from Mikel Arteta’s squad for the FA Cup final against Chelsea

MESUT OZIL is in Turkey and will miss today’s FA Cup final clash with Chelsea – after being told he was not needed.

The German hasn’t even featured on the Gunners’ bench since the 2-0 victory over Southampton on June 25.

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Mesut Ozil will miss the FA Cup final as he is still in Turkey[/caption]

And there will be no return to action against the Blues at Wembley.


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A back issue is the official reason for the 31-year-old’s absences of late.

Prior to English football’s restart, Ozil had started every single Premier League match under Mikel Arteta.

But the German World Cup winner has found himself frozen out since.

Fenerbahce have been linked with the star, who has one year remaining on his £350,000-a-week contract at the Emirates.

But according to his agent Erkut Sogut, he is “90 per cent” likely to remain in North London until 2021.

According to Gooner Talk’s Chris Wheatley, Ozil has spent “the last few days” in Turkey and is still there now.


And Wheatley claims that Guendouzi, 21, will be sold this summer.

Another Gunner that will not feature in tomorrow’s match is out-of-favour outcast Matteo Guendouzi.

The fiery Frenchman has been training alone since the 2-1 defeat to Brighton on June 20.



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