Contrary to popular belief, Mesut Ozil was actually playing in Arsenal's 2-0 defeat to Tottenham.
The Gunners endured a frustrating afternoon in the final north London derby to be played at White Hart Lane, and the playmaker's quiet display was perhaps the low point of a bitterly disappointing season.
This was a campaign that started well for the Germany international. Arsene Wenger's only request was that he started chipping in with more goals, and he did that with nine goals in the first half of the season.
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Since the turn of the year, however, he has managed a measly return, finding the back of the net just twice.
If the rumours surrounding his wage demands are to be believed, then it has to be said he is doing little to justify them.
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Ozil remains locked in contract negotiations alongside Alexis Sanchez, but while the Chilean has been a rare bright spark, fans have been left scratching their heads as to how Ozil's departure would have any effect whatsoever.
The 28-year-old's tendency to go missing in the big games has become a running joke, to the point where his own fans have started a fund for a search party on more than one occasion.
His future's not looking bright
The expectation is that neither Sanchez nor Ozil will commit, and with just a year remaining on their respective deals, both will be offloaded so the club doesn't risk losing them for free in 2018.
Thanks to his 24 goals and 12 assists, the list of Sanchez's suitors is set to be long. Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea, Barcelona, and Juventus are some of the names being thrown around, and all of them look more likely to win a title than Arsenal in the next few years.
On the other hand, Ozil may want to think carefully about alienating his current employers. According to the Telegraph, the club are happy to sell him and are more focused on keeping Sanchez - but there's a major obstacle in all this.
It's claimed that only one side has shown any real interest in signing Ozil, and that's Fenerbahce. The Turkish outfit can only really cater for one marquee signing at a time, but with Robin van Persie expected to move on, the door for the Arsenal outcast could be opened.
Fenerbahce may be his boyhood club, but as they sit third in the Super Lig, it's perhaps not the glamorous destination that many would have expected the former Real Madrid star to find himself at next season.
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