Ex Arsenal Star Mesut Ozil Debunks Retirement Claims, Affirms Commitment to Fenerbahce in Tough Statement

Ex Arsenal Star Mesut Ozil Debunks Retirement Claims, Affirms Commitment to Fenerbahce in Tough Statement

  • Mesut Ozil is not giving up on his dream of winning a title with his boyhood club Fenerbahce and has reiterated his commitment to the Turkish club
  • The former Arsenal midfielder has seen himself ostracized from the Fenerbahce team after a falling out with the club’s previous coach
  • Fenerbahce manager Jorge Jesus has declared Mesut Ozil's time at the club as "over" raising the possibility that the former Arsenal playmaker could retire at the age of 33 years

Former Arsenal midfielder, Mesut Ozil has issued a strong statement reiterating he is not retiring from football any time soon after speculations rose about his future with Fenerbahce.

Ozil has found himself in troubled waters after he was frozen out of the Fenerbahce first after falling out with the Turkish giants’ previous manager Ismail Kartal.

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Mesut Ozil only signed for Fenerbahce 18 months ago and still has two years left on his contract. Photo by BSR Agency
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According to the Daily Mirror, new manager, Jorge Jesus has declared Mesut Ozil's time at the club over but the 33-year-old midfielder has now issued a statement that he is fully committed to Fenerbahce and does not plan on retiring soon.

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“I did not come to Fenerbahce and my homeland Turkey for a holiday. Every time I wear our glorious jersey, I have no other purpose than to contribute. I have many goals that I would like to achieve in Fenerbahçe, my childhood love. I will not quit football until I do these things.
“Both me and my club are going through a process inherent in football. It is my greatest desire to serve my beloved Fenerbahçe by getting through this process in the best way possible.”

Ozil’s agent, Erku Sogat had hinted the World Cup winner could retire from football to become an e-sport player instead.

Mesut Ozil unfollows Fenerbahce on social media

Meanwhile, the tension between Mesut Ozil and his Turkish club, Fenerbahce reached a new height after the 33-year-old midfielder unfollowed the club on social media The Sun reports.

The Super Lig giants are now looking to sell Ozil this summer despite the former Arsenal and Real Madrid midfielder still having two years left on his current deal with the club.

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The 33-year-old who is one of Fenerbahce’s highest earners was limited to 21 Super Lig appearances last season due to various injury issues.

Mesut Ozil is excluded from the Fenerbahce squad indefinitely

Earlier, Sports Brief reported former Arsenal man Mesut Ozil has been axed from the Fenerbahce squad indefinitely over an alleged verbal altercation.

This comes only three days after the 33-year-old captained the team in a 2-1 home win over Konyaspor.

Ozil was excluded from the squad after an altercation with the club’s interim manager Ismail Kartal and a lack of fitness in his last game.

Source: Sports Brief News