Arsenal supporting punters here inside the Football Transfer Tavern are finally feeling somewhat happy, after the club downed Middlesbrough 2-1 on Monday evening.
It certainly wasn’t a stellar Gunners performance but the main thing was getting the three points, which Arsene Wenger’s side managed to do.
Wenger made the bold decision to play three at the back, with Gabriel, Rob Holding and Laurent Koscielny the chosen trio that made up the new-look Arsenal formation.
Our landlord was impressed with how the new formation worked, and also praised a certain Mesut Ozil.
The German star has been well and truly made a scapegoat in north London this season, with Gunners fans here in the Tavern often lambasting the playmaker for his sub-par performances.
However, Ozil looked somewhat like his former self at the Riverside Stadium on Monday night, and it reminded a number of Arsenal fans here in the pub that the £140k-a-week star is still yet to sign a new deal at the Emirates Stadium.
Our landlord took to social media to gage the Gunners fans’ thoughts on Ozil and his contract situation…
Sign the contract brö
— ✪ (@asyraafaris) April 18, 2017
Make us happy by signing a new contract
— P™ (@Cechque) April 18, 2017
Stay forever bro
— h (@_hfafc) April 18, 2017
Mesut you are our best player by a mile. Keep ignoring the ignorant critics and doing what you do, we appreciate it!
— Ever, Greatest (@goatzil11) April 18, 2017
Sign a new deal
— Adam Fittis (@adam_fittis) April 18, 2017
— Tos Tos (@tosinakande__) April 18, 2017