Mesut Ozil: Is China a factor in midfielder's exile from Arsenal squad?

Credit: BBC News- Published on October 22, 2020
Some Arsenal fans have pointed to Mesut Ozil's comments about the mistreatment of Uighur Muslims in China and suggested a link to his exile.
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Published on October 21, 2020 -  01:26
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