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Ex-Arsenal star Ozil excluded from Fenerbahce's squad 'indefinitely'

Former Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has fallen out with Fenerbahce.

Ozil has been excluded from Fenerbahce's squad indefinitely after reports of a verbal altercation with the club's interim manager and a lack of fitness in their last game.

The 33-year-old former Germany international has made 37 appearances for the Turkish giants since joining from Arsenal in January last year.

But a cryptic statement on the club's official Twitter account confirmed he has been excluded from Ismail Kartal's squad along with Ozan Tufan, who was on loan at Watford last season.

"Our Football A Team players Mesut Özil and Ozan Tufan were excluded from the squad as per the decision taken. It is announced to the public," a statement read.

Football.London reports Ozil was involved in a verbal altercation with interim manager Ismail Kartal in their victory against the second-placed side.

Ozil's public exclusion from the squad prevents him from training with the first team ahead of their away fixture this weekend against 14th-place Kayserispor, the report adds.

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