ARSENAL are in international week with their spirits down after a 3-0 beating by Aston Villa.
Marcelo Bielsa’s entertaining Leeds United are next up for the Gunners after the break.
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- James Orr
GOOD MORNING ARSENAL FANS,
The Gunners have been accused of ‘double standards’ and ‘discriminating’ against outcast Mesut Ozil.
The Council of Turkish Cypriot Associations yesterday wrote an open letter to the Prem club.
And it criticised their treatment of Germany’s Muslim World Cup winner.
The letter also accused Arsenal of ‘overtly discriminating against our community.’
The organisation represents the UK’s 300,00 Turkish Cypriot population.
Chairman Ertugrul Mehmet claims the club have treated Ozil ‘differently from other non-British players making a stand against injustice.’
Arsenal distanced themselves from Ozil’s criticism of the Chinese government over the plight of Uighur Turks back in December.
Yet the letter claims the Gunners did not do the same when team-mate Hector Bellerin called for people to vote in the UK’s general election under the hashtag: F***Boris.
The club also supported skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and their Nigerian fans in last month’s protests against police brutality.
Meanwhile, on the transfer front, Arsenal are reportedly chasing Lille star Yusuf Yazici – who has been labelled ‘the next Ozil’.
The Mail claims Mikel Arteta's side are tracking the 23-year-old attacking midfielder following some stunning performances this season.
Yazici has scored seven goals in just eight games for Lille – including TWO hat-tricks in the Europa League.
That’s a huge improvement on his first season for the French side, where he scored just once in 25 games.
Before he moved to Ligue 1, Yazici was already a star in Turkey with Super Lig side Trabzonspor, where he netted 22 goals in 100 games.
And finally, Shkodran Mustafi’s father insists ’nothing is ruled out’ as the Arsenal ace approaches the end of his contract.
Mustafi’s deal expires next summer, five years after his £36million switch from Valencia.
And his father Kutjim has now admitted Mustafi is open to all offers come January.
He told Sport 1: “Nothing is ruled out.
“We can imagine everything because Shkodran is a free transfer in the summer.”
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