Arsenal fans take to Twitter to express anger at club’s ‘treatment’ of Mesut Ozil
- Mesut Ozil broke his silence on being axed from Arsenal’s Premier League squad
- Arsenal fans have leapt to his defence and slammed his ‘disgraceful’ treatment
- Some called him ‘the greatest player in the Emirates era’ and praised his loyalty
- Mental Health and Psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19
Arsenal fans take to Twitter to express anger at club’s ‘treatment’ of Mesut Ozil.
Arsenal fans have leapt to the defence of Mesut Ozil after he broke his silence on being left out of Mikel Arteta’s Premier League squad.
In a statement on social media, Ozil slammed the lack of ‘loyalty’ and said he was left ‘saddened’ by his exclusion from Arteta’s 25-man group – but insisted he still loved the club and promised he would continue to fight for his place.
The German, who earns £350,000 a week at the Emirates Stadium, is facing increasing doubt over his future, with the playmaker set to be without any regular football until at least January. He has now garnered support from fans who have hit out at his ‘disgraceful’ treatment.
Replying to Ozil’s statement, one fan said: ‘The way they are treating you is a disgrace, the greatest player of the Emirates Era who joined us, stuck by us and loved this club during its hardest period.’
Another supporter claimed that former players Petr Cech and Danny Welbeck were given better send-offs by the club despite not having a strong affinity with the Arsenal faithful.
One said he was ‘a man of character I inspire to be with the way he goes about his life’, adding: ‘He’s a loyal man and a just one too.’
His absence was also described as ‘a massive waste of resources’, as a supporter called the situation ‘a massive shame.
The club have treated you disgracefully over the past couple years.
No support for knife attack. No support for DFB racism. Distanced themselves from comments about a genocide in China. Leaked wage cut refusal. Now they have dropped you for no reason.
— William (fan account) (@OzilThings) October 21, 2020
Absolutely not the kind of treatment a player of your pedigree deserves. But sometimes in life bad things happen to good people for them to have a different perspective about life
— Oghale (@O_geeville) October 21, 2020
😥😥😭😭😥 it wasn’t supposed to end this way Mesut. I’m sorry for how the club has treated you.
— WelBeast (@WelBeast) October 21, 2020
Mesut Ozil, cast into the shadows and disrespected for his 8 years of service and amazing contributions. Welbeck and Cech getting special days as a sendoff. 🙄 pic.twitter.com/NmvRZmlYGk
— Jay Patel (@Jayp6181) October 21, 2020