TV graphic confusion shows Mesut Ozil receiving yellow card during Fulham win

Arsenal fans were left baffled when American broadcaster NBCSN displayed a graphic saying that Mesut Ozil had been booked during the Gunners' 3-0 win over Fulham, despite not making the match day squad.

Ozil has not played a single competitive game for Arsenal post-lockdown and was once again left out by manager Mikel Arteta.

It comes after Ozil said in a Twitter Q&A that he was fit to play, writing: "I’m fit & ready and doing my best. Unfortunately it’s not in my hands to decide about the squad on the weekend. We will see!"

However, Arteta does not seem to have room in his plans for the 31-year-old.

Despite Ozil's lack of involvement, NBCSN showed him as receiving a yellow card when in fact it was Fulham's Tom Cairney who had been booked.

The former Germany international has insisted that he will stay at Arsenal until his contract expires, despite speculation linking him with a move away.

Speaking to the Athletic last month, Ozil said: "My position is clear. I'm here through to the last day of our agreement and I'll give everything I have for this club.

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"I'll decide when I go, not other people. I didn't sign for two or three years, I signed for four and that should be respected by everyone.

"Things have obviously been difficult but I love Arsenal, I love to work there, I love the people in the club — the real people, those I've been with for a long time — and I love London, it's my home.

"Whatever happened in the last two seasons, I'm happy and very strong mentally. I never give up on anything. I want to help my team and I'll fight for it. If I'm fit, I know what I can do on the pitch.

"When a player wants to leave and the club says no, the player must accept it unless they find a solution together. So when a club wants a player to leave and the player says no, the club must accept it unless a solution can be found together. I don’t want to leave, so that’s it."

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