Willian won two Premier League titles, an FA Cup, a League Cup and the Europa League during seven years with Chelsea.
Arsenal did not criticise Ozil for making the comments, but instead posted on their page on the Chinese social media site Weibo that the club "always adheres to the principles" of not getting involved in politics.
Ozil was absent as Arsenal beat Chelsea in the FA Cup final on 1 August, but he will not allow the club to force him out before his contract expires in June 2021.
Lichtsteiner said in a Swiss football federation statement it became clear after Euro 2020 was postponed by one year because of the pandemic that it was “a good moment” to retire.
Arsenal's head of football Raul Sanllehi and managing director Vinai Venkatesham assured supporters in their statement that investment into the team will continue, despite the loss of jobs
FA Cup: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s brace helps Arsenal clinch 14th title, make last-minute entry into Europa League
It not only sealed Arsenal's fourth FA Cup in seven seasons. but a place in the Europa League, having only finished eighth in the Premier League.
This is being called the Heads Up FA Cup final — with Emirates airline handing over the title sponsorship to the mental wellbeing campaign spearheaded by Prince William.
Let's take a look at the 17 teams who will still be playing in the Premier League next year and reasons why managers of almost all of these clubs might have been pleased with the way the league has ended.
A 4-0 defeat by Manchester City dropped Watford into the bottom three and a 3-2 loss at Arsenal on Sunday sealed their fate.
Premier League: Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson says speculation about future affected Wilfried Zaha's form
Zaha managed only four goals in 38 games this season as Palace, who lost seven of their last eight matches, finished 14th in the league.
Liverpool have finished the season on 99 points. This included a record-equalling 32 wins. They have crowned Champions with seven games remaining, faster than any team in the 132-year-old history of the English first division.
Grealish has been linked to a host of English clubs and Smith said he had no idea what the future holds for the 24-year-old.
Premier League: Manchester United, Chelsea seal Champions League spots; Bournemouth, Watford relegated
While Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has overseen a remarkable turnaround for United in the second half of the season to finish in third, Leicester collapsed to throw away the chance of what seemed a certain top-four finish.
Mustafi, 28, sustained the injury during the closing stages of Arsenal’s 2-0 semi-final victory against Manchester City at Wembley last week.
Premier League: Watford’s confidence ‘crazy low,’ says goalkeeper Ben Foster after defeat to Manchester City
The club’s 19th defeat in 37 games this season came only two days after Nigel Pearson became the third manager to be sacked Watford in the current campaign.
American billionaire owner Stan Kroenke has come under fire from Arsenal fans for a lack of adventure in the transfer market.
Premier League: Aston Villa jump out of relegation zone after beating Arsenal; Manchester City thrash Watford
Aston Villa might be the most confident of the trio after beating Arsenal 1-0 on Tuesday to climb out of the bottom three, where the team from central England has been since 29 February.
Arsenal knocked holders City out of the FA Cup with a 2-0 semi-final win on Saturday - days after Guardiola’s side had a two-year UEFA ban from European football overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
Premier League: Arsenal's Granit Xhaka repaying coach Mikel Arteta's faith with remarkable turnaround
Arteta has instilled a new team ethic at Arsenal and Xhaka has clearly bought into it — working tirelessly in front of his defence at Wembley on Saturday to help keep City at bay.
Premier League: Aston Villa boss Dean Smith urges his players to silence critics by avoiding relegation
They have won just once in seven league games since the season’s restart and Smith has challenged his side to step up and silence the critics who had written off their chances of survival.