Arsenal fans react on Twitter as 28-year-old ruled out of Bayern clash
By Will Butcher
Arsenal fans have reacted in frustrated fashion on Twitter after Mesut Ozil was ruled out of the Gunners’ second-leg Champions League tie against Bayern Munich.
Ozil, 28, missed Saturday’s 3-1 loss to Liverpool on Saturday, as he looks to recover from illness but has been ruled out after only taking part in one training session prior to the match.
Arsene Wenger revealed the blow to Arsenal’s official Twitter account, as he looks to field a team capable of doing the impossible and levelling Bayern’s 5-1 advantage from the Allianz Arena.
The Frenchman did reveal that former Real Madrid and Schalke playmaker Ozil should be back in action on the weekend, as the Gunners face Lincoln City in the FA Cup.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) March 6, 2017
Arsenal fans took to Twitter to vent their exasperation as Ozil misses another game through illness, with some claiming that the Germany international suffers from the worst possible strain of man flu.
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Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
he suffers from the worst man flu strain I've known. He's off for 2 weeks every 6 weeks! ????
— Vindy (@Vindy84) March 6, 2017
— Ö (@ArsenalhoIic) March 6, 2017
this is laughable ???????????????? a professional footballer at the top level 'not fit' because he's missed 1 game? Madness
— Lewis Davis (@LewisDavis9) March 6, 2017
Özil out tomorrow will make Alexis to kill one of his teammates
— S™ (@forsbergkamp) March 6, 2017
So no Ozil for tomorrow's game. Arsene needs to pick a solid line up. Fans already let down including me. #AFC
— Theo Samuels (@theo_samuels) March 6, 2017
— Waleed (@muraikms) March 6, 2017
Feel better Özil ♥ Look forward to your return.
— Cosmic summer daze (@CosmicWebster) March 6, 2017
still has the "flu"? no doubt he'll be back to his world class self for the "massive" game against Lincoln #bottler
— Paul Reid (@Pol_O_Riada) March 6, 2017
This season, Ozil has been in decent form after having a hand in 17 goals during his 29 league and cup outings for the north London giants.
Scoring nine times with strikes against the likes of Chelsea, West Ham and Ludogorets, Ozil has also provided eight assists and will prove a big loss in the final third for the Gunners.
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