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Arsenal ditched Mesut Ozil for commercial interests in China?

Mesut Ozil has been ripped off by Arsenal to register for the Premier League and Europa League, which he thinks has commercial reasons.

According to the Daily Mail, Mesut Ozil believes Arsenal’s commercial interests in China influenced his decision to exclude him from the squad to register for the Premier League and Europa League.

The German midfielder launched a fierce attack on the club, which accuses Arsenal of loyalty, before adding that he will continue to use his voice to combat inhumaneity.

This aggressive statement by Ozil is believed to allude to the famous post he posted to Instagram last December, which condemns the mistreatment of Uighurs Muslims in China’s Xinjiang province. This has damaging commercial consequences for the club.

Chinese state broadcaster CCTV responded by dropping coverage of Arsenal’s Premier League match against Man City the next day. Meanwhile, Ozil’s comments were picked up by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China and the Chinese Football Federation judgment.

As a result, Ozil was removed from the Chinese video game Pro Evolution Soccer, and his account was also removed from the social networking platform Weibo with 4 million followers.

Arsenal maintains a significant commercial presence in China, where the club owns a chain of restaurants and has an official lottery partner, which reinforces Ozil’s belief that he was disqualified for the aforementioned reason.

Although Ozil avoided criticizing coach Mikel Arteta, but was harsh to the club: “When I signed in 2018, I pledged to be loyal to my favorite club, Arsenal, and it saddened me for No respond”

As he just found out, it is difficult to have loyalty these days. He could promise us that this difficult decision will not change anything in his mind.

He will continue to practice as best he can and use his voice to fight inhumaneity and justice wherever possible.