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The Staggering Money Mesut Ozil Has Earned Doing Very Little This Season

The Staggering Money Mesut Ozil Has Earned Doing Very Little This Season

Mesut Ozil has earned a whole lot of money doing very little this season and it makes for even worse reading when you break it down further.

The German signed a whopping £350,000-a-week contract back in January 2018 after a long saga but hasn't done much to justify his hefty wages.

Recently left out of Arsenal's squad for the 3-0 defeat to Manchester City behind closed doors at the Etihad on Wednesday, Ozil has just one goal and three assists in 23 appearances this season and the Daily Mail have dissected just how much Ozil has collected for specific contributions.

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Image: PA
Image: PA

He's made £15.75 million for every goal he's scored and technically £5.25 million for every assist he's conjured up.

Not known for his work rate, the former Real Madrid man has made £787,500 per tackle and £14,986 per pass. He's played 1,968 minutes in total this season - meaning he's made £8,692 a minute when involved and £8,003 per minute when Arsenal played but he didn't feature.

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Ozil was only named in three matchday squads in the first ten Premier League fixtures by Unai Emery and looked like he might be on the verge of a mini-resurgence under Mikel Arteta when the former Gunners player was appointed as manager.

The 31-year old started every game as Arsenal made an unbeaten start under Arteta but he was omitted from Wednesday's loss for "tactical reasons".

The former Manchester City coach stated that the Arsenal No.10 isn't "fit and willing to perform at the level he can do" at present, hence his exclusion.

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"I've been very open with Mesut from day one," Arteta said, as per Sky Sports.

"I thought he was fit and willing and wanted to perform at the level he can do. I think he has played every game with me.

"The moment I see he is ready to do that again I will treat him like everyone else. I have been more than fair with him and he has responded in many games, the way I want. That's it."

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Topics: Football News, Football, Mesut Ozil, Arsenal, Mikel Arteta

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