Mesut Ozil and Matteo Guendouzi out of FA Cup final vs Chelsea

first_img Comment Mesut Ozil and Matteo Guendouzi out of FA Cup final vs Chelsea Ozil and Guendouzi look set to miss out (Picture: Arsenal FC via Getty)Mesut Ozil and Matteo Guendouzi will play no part in Arsenal’s FA Cup final against Chelsea this weekend, reports claim. Ozil is reportedly in Turkey – with the club’s permission – while Guendouzi has been told he will not be involved. Ozil, Arsenal’s highest-paid player, has not played a single minute of football since football restarted after lockdown. And according to Goal, he is not even in the country for the biggest match of Arsenal’s season. ADVERTISEMENTGuendouzi has not featured since the second game of Project Restart – a 2-1 defeat to Brighton – where he clashed with Brighton players. AdvertisementAdvertisementIt’s believed Mikel Arteta wants to sell him this summer. Metro Sport ReporterFriday 31 Jul 2020 7:16 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.2kShares Advertisement Advertisement Arteta wants to sell Guendouzi (Picture: Arsenal FC via Getty Images)While Guendouzi is likely to move on, getting Ozil’s £350,000-a-week wages off the bill will be a tough ask. His agent, Erkut Sogut, admitted he is unlikely to move on until the end of next season when his contract expires.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘I do not think there will be a change in the case of Mesut Ozil until the summer of 2021,’ he told Turkish outlet Fanatik. ‘He has a contract. There is no change. He will remain with Arsenal.’Who will win the FA Cup final?Arsenal0%Chelsea0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.last_img read more

Could Amazon become a game changer of Premier League broadcasting?

first_img Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season  August 21, 2020 StumbleUpon Footstock signs Chris Kamara as new brand ambassador August 18, 2020 Share Submit Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 Related Articles From the 2019-2020 season, it appears that Amazon is aiming to become a major new force in the world of Premier League TV rights. A whole host of digital media outlets are looking to test the waters with a bid for Premier League content, however after its purchase of the ATP tennis tournaments, Amazon looks more likely to succeed with an audacious football bid than Facebook, Google or Twitter. It’s anticipated that the next auction will take place in 2018, with speculation suggesting that  Amazon has signalled its intention to bid for a significant part of the rights.The move would follow on from approaches by Amazon and Netflix to host behind the scenes documentaries based around Premier League clubs.Significantly for English football is the financial capability of Amazon could lead to another hike in TV revenue for Premier League clubs, something that was unlikely to have happened had the bidding process remained a two horse race between Sky and BT.Having recently purchased Whole Foods for $13.7bn Amazon continues to go from strength to strength, the Seattle based company was even voted as the world’s third most innovative company by Forbes.Furthermore, Amazon has proven itself to be a capable streaming service with the success of Amazon Prime, which is in direct competition with Netflix to be the most powerful streaming service.The financial capabilities of Amazon mean that Sky and BT are unable to compete, which could lead to the Premier League broadcasting rights being blown wide open.In the first half of 2017, Sky’s operating profits were down 6%, which was largely a result of the 83% increase in its Premier League football bill that saw  Sky paying an eye-watering paying £11million a match.Unsurprisingly, it’s something that has left the broadcaster wary of going back into the market for Premier League rights, meaning that when the current deal expires there is a potential gap in the market for an alternative digital outlet. Sharelast_img read more