Love him, hate him or think he’s a lazy sod, Mesut Ozil’s name is never far from your lips when the topic of Arsenal crops up in conversation.
The German international is probably the most frustrating players in the entire Premier League to watch as he can go from listless and sulky one second, to reminding you of the Galáctico The Gunners once paid over £42m for on transfer deadline day.
What today being Unai Emery’s first ever North London derby, he’ll have wanted his top players to pull out all the stops to be available. However, Ozil had some bad news for him and the Arsenal faithful before kick-off.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) December 2, 2018
That’s right a back spasm is the reason you didn’t see him on the Emirates pitch today and with Gooners supporters never being a shy bunch with their feelings, you just knew they wouldn’t like the news lay.
There seemed to be a common theme in the replays to the tweet on the Arsenal Twitter account though, and that’s someone is lying…
— Jaytorial (@Jaytorial) December 2, 2018
— Aaran Gedhu (@A_G3DHU) December 2, 2018
— TeshieJamesBrown🤦🏿♂️ (@khorbi_Billz) December 2, 2018
No surprise there. He knows that we will lose. Don't want to be the scrape goat this time.
— Sue ellen (@actor_sueellen) December 2, 2018
‘Back spasms’ pic.twitter.com/9DTRCHHXFB
— Panos Sparsis (@panos_sparsis) December 2, 2018
Why wasn't he mentioned in the official website release on the fitness of the players?
— Sanchit 🔴⚪️ (@sanchitd43) December 2, 2018
— Chris-Arian Rørdal (@ArianRdal) December 2, 2018
lies.. We want Mesut.. Give us Mesut pic.twitter.com/qcrBFJXlZy
— Emmanuel Ekot (@3ppleE) December 2, 2018
There is something fishy about @MesutOzil1088 exclusion. He was all there in the team training and caught nutmegging his team mates on Saturday! Come on he'd been our best bet in 3-4-3 in #NorthLondonDerby
— Kaushal Bhatt (@kaushaltwits) December 2, 2018
— Joshua Jerry (@JoshuaJerry) December 2, 2018
Thankfully, Ozil’s injury didn’t hamper Arsenal too much as they put Spurs to the sword 4-2 later in the day.