The Galatasaray forward was omitted by coach Sabri Lamouchi as he attempts to rebuild the team following a shock defeat in the African Cup of Nations last month.
Other regulars dropped were Emmanuel Eboue, Romaric,Daniel Yeboah, Siaka Tiene and Igor Lolo.
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The start of the 2017-18 Premier League season is just around the corner and is shaping up to be one of the most competitive yet.
As always it is the so called “big clubs” that have splashed the most cash in the transfer window so far this summer. Manchester United or City? Arsenal or Tottenham? Who are the winners and losers of the transfer window so far?