Mesut Ozil has all but certainly played his last game for Arsenal Football Club.
The German playmaker was recently left out of the Gunners' 25-man Premier League squad, meaning he cannot feature in the competition until at least January.
Ozil's exile from first-team duties is a baffling one, especially given that Mikel Arteta's side are in desperate need of a creative midfielder.
In the 1-0 defeat at home to Leicester, the Gunners struggled to create chances and it was a game tailor-made for a player with Ozil's skillset.
He might not possess the work ethic and defensive nous Arteta craves, but no one in the current Arsenal squad has a passing range anywhere near as good as the German's.
At times last season, Ozil looked to be back to his old self and was thriving as the team's creator-in-chef during the start of the Arteta era.
As such, the 32-year-old's highlights from 2019/20 are pretty darn impressive and you can watch them below thanks to a video by @OzilThings.
If ever you needed proof that the current Ozil situation is utterly ridiculous, this is it. Imagine thinking this guy is not even worthy of a place on the Arsenal bench...
Mesut Ozil 2019/20
The majority of the clips within the video are from games during Arteta's reign, which proves that Ozil can operate within the Spaniard's playing system.
After the addition of Thomas Partey, you feel as if the current Arsenal setup is one that the German playmaker would actually thrive in.
A defensively-solid midfielder doing the dirty work and a world-class striker in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to feed; what more does Ozil need?
Sadly, we will probably never see Ozil, Aubameyang and Partey in the same Arsenal XI, which is a real shame.
Arteta needs to remedy the Gunners' creative woes without Ozil as soon as possible, otherwise the media circus surrounding the 32-year-old's omission from the squad will only worsen.
Bukayo Saka looks like the only Arsenal player capable of filling the void left by the German, but the 19-year-old sensation cannot do it on his own.
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