Germany treatment of Mesut Ozil 'unacceptable' - Turkey president Erdogan

Iwobi name in Arsenal's 25-man squad for pre-season tour

Iwobi name in Arsenal's 25-man squad for pre-season tour

The 29-year-old Spaniard is more likely to be sold as the Perez has just returned to the club after a season on loan with Deportivo La Coruna and there is no obvious place in the Arsenal squad for the left winger.

A year or so ago, I met up with Mesut Özil and, perhaps unsurprisingly, we found ourselves comparing notes on being the offspring of immigrants. Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand, capped 81 times by England, laconically tweeted his support for the Arsenal player, with the word "Respect" quoting a tweet of Ozil's statement.

Turkey president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has given his support to Mesut Ozil and says the "racist attitude" shown towards the player is not acceptable.

The stopper began by quoting a section of the extensive letter Ozil posted on Sunday, explaining his worldwide retirement, before adding: "Stand for Ozil and say no to racism". With the way he has been treated by the DFB and the media in his own country, why would someone as talented as Ozil continue to play for a team who does not respect him?

Ozil's agent criticised Hoeness for sidestepping the Ozil's reasons for leaving Germany, but Matthaus, when asked if the German federation has a racism problem, made his opinion clear.

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Though a collective failure of the team, in Ozil a section of German media and politicians found a flawless scapegoat.

"Last night I spoke to Mesut". "The danger exists because many who also have family roots in other countries or culture, can understand Ozil's mood".

The DFB said Ozil had made a "decisive contribution" to the 2014 World Cup triumph in Brazil and praised his "outstanding performance in the jersey of the German national teams".

Although Jerome Boateng, a player mentioned in the German football association's (DFB) statement that admitted the organization had not done enough to protect Ozil but rebuked accusations of racism, posted a snap with the pair with the caption "It was a pleasure Abi", there was no condemnation or commendation of either party in the affair. After Ozil announced his retirement, Hoeness had said in an interview to Sport Bild, "I am glad that this scare is now over".

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