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'If you are not involved week in, week out, it's your own fault': Ex-Arsenal defender Lauren says Mesut Ozil has only himself to blame after axed German hit out at club and manager Mikel Arteta Former Arsenal defender Lauren says Mesut Ozil is responsible for his exile   The midfielder was left out of the Premier League and Europa League squads The World Cup winner hit out at the club and accused them of a lack of loyalty  But Lauren believes Ozil only has himself to blame for not being par of the team

By Kathryn Batte For Mailonline

Published: 14:43 GMT, 27 October 2020 | Updated: 14:43 GMT, 27 October 2020

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Mesut Ozil only has himself to blame for his exile from the Arsenal team, according to former defender Lauren.

Ozil has not played since March and has been left out of both the Premier League and Europa League squads - meaning he is only eligible to play in the Carabao Cup before January.

The midfielder, who is the highest paid player at the club with wages of £350,000-a-week, hit out at the club over a lack of loyalty while manager Mikel Arteta took the blame for not being able to get the best out of him.

Mesut Ozil is responsible for his Arsenal exile, according to their former defender Lauren

Mesut Ozil is responsible for his Arsenal exile, according to their former defender Lauren

Lauren believes Ozil's situation has not changed from Unai Emery's reign to Mikel Arteta's

Lauren believes Ozil's situation has not changed from Unai Emery's reign to Mikel Arteta's

But Lauren, who played for the Gunners from 2000 and 2007, said Ozil is responsible for his omission

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