Mesut Ozil aims thinly-veiled Arsene Wenger dig at Arsenal as he discusses exile

Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil has broken his silence amid his continued absence from Mikel Arteta's side.

The German playmaker has been cast to one side by the Gunners as his contract runs down in north London.

Ozil's route back into the first-team looks a tricky one, despite Arsenal's struggles going forward at present.

And the Emirates man was asked about his ongoing situation during a Twitter Q&A this evening.

"It’s a very difficult time for everyone around the club – not just for me. The situation is frustrating for everyone," Ozil said in response to one Arsenal fan who asked if he was happy.

"Of course I would wish I could help the team especially right now, but as long as I don’t get the chance I just hope that we get better results very soon again."

Ozil then tweeted: "But let's stay positive."

But the former Real Madrid man also seemed to take a dig at Arsenal when asked about Arsene Wenger.

Ozil was asked about the Frenchman, who brought him to the Emirates from the Spanish capital.

And the 32-year-old admitted that Wenger was certainly missed at present, as the club struggles to escape a relegation battle.

"He was really a fantastic manager – yeah, and also like a father figure for me and many other players…" Ozil tweeted.

"I think many people around Arsenal are really missing him."

Speaking recently, Wenger heaped praise on Ozil.

"He was not difficult to manage. He was a guy who had a special quality as a creative player and needed to have fun," the legendary former Arsenal boss told ESPN.

"He is an artist and these guys are a bit more sensitive.

"They need support and an environment that pushes them to give their best."

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