Arsene Wenger has told both Arsenal and Mesut Ozil that they are wasting the German midfielder’s talent.

Ozil, who was signed for Arsenal by Wenger back in 2013, has fallen out of favour at Emirates Stadium and has not played for the club since March.

The 31-year-old has since been left out of Arsenal’s Europa League squad and risks being omitted from their Premier League one too, which must be submitted on October 20.

It means Ozil faces the very real prospect of seeing out the final year of his £350,000 a week contract without playing a single match this season and Wenger has told both the player and Arsenal that would be a waste.

“I feel it is a waste for him,” Wenger told the BBC. “Firstly because he’s in the years where a player of his talent can produce the most.

“And it’s a waste for the club as well because he’s a super talent, a creative talent that in the final third can create that killer pass.

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