Many Arsenal fans have lashed out at Mesut Ozil after the German appeared to take aim at former head coach Unai Emery.
In an interview at the side’s warm-weather training camp in Dubai, Ozil had a sly dig at the Basque-born coach as he highlighted the key difference under him and Mikel Arteta (via 90PlusKora). He also claimed that the first team are ‘happier’ and willing to ‘give everything’ under the 37-year-old with club legend Paul Merson voicing his displeasure over the comments on the former Paris Saint Germain coach.
One fan compared the Germany international to Jesse Lingard, a player who has been criticised over his lifestyle in the past.
Jesse lingard of arsenal
— 🔴 (@AIIgunzzz) February 10, 2020
Ozil has enjoyed a more prominent role under the former Manchester City assistant coach, starting all seven Premier League games under Arteta, more than he started under Emery this campaign (via Transfermarkt). However, he seems to have angered some fans with his comments on the former Sevilla man as they took to Twitter to react. Indeed, here is a selection of tweets to have emerged online.
Özil’s finished. I was right. Enery was correct to keep him out the squad
— Lil Chumpy 🌹 (@LilChumpy15) February 10, 2020
No difference in goal contributions
— PB (@OliPriceBates) February 10, 2020
“I am playing”, but more than 15 games, 1 assist 0 goal, Emery was right.
— Jotaro (@Jotaro61) February 10, 2020
— KindGooner (@GoonerTiliDie19) February 10, 2020
Not for long if you keep playing the way you are…
— Rico (@RicoSWorld81) February 10, 2020
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