Mesut Ozil continuous freezing out of Arsenal has forced the Turkish Cypriot leaders to accuse the Gunners of “overt discrimination” against the midfielder.
The Council of Turkish Cypriot Association has sent an open letter to Arsenal after coach Arteta opted against picking Ozil in his squad for either the Premier League or the Europa League.
Chairman of the organization that represents the UK’s 300,000 Turkish Cypriot population, Ertugrul Mehmet has claimed Arsenal have treated Ozil “differently from other non-British players making a stand against injustice”.
This follows Ozil’s criticism of the Chinese government over the plight of Uighur Turks last year December.
The letter references Hector Bellerin urging people to vote in the General Election under the hashtag “f*** Boris”.
The star striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang received support from Arsenal during last month’s protests against police brutality in Nigeria. And, Mehmet has warned the club over the dangers of damaging its relationship with the Turkish fan base in North London.
“This action taken by the club has compounded the sense in our community that Arsenal is overtly discriminating against our community”. He wrote.
Ozil has failed to play a single second of competitive football since the 7th of March although he remains the club’s highest-paid player on £350,000 a week.
Moreover, Ozil has vowed to see out the remainder of his contract at the Emirates which runs until the 2021 summer.