Arsenal fans happy on Twitter as 28-year-old reportedly doubtful for Liverpool clash
By Danny Wright
Arsenal fans on Twitter don’t seem to be bothered that Mesut Ozil could miss out on this weekend’s clash against Liverpool.
Goal reported that the 28-year-old was sent home from Arsenal training on Wednesday after suffering with flu-like symptoms, which puts his place in Arsene Wenger’s side in serious doubt.
However, Ozil hasn’t been on top form this season and has received harsh criticism from Gunners fans, with the worst coming after their 5-1 humiliation at Bayern Munich in February.
The German World Cup winner was left out of the squad that beat Sutton in the FA Cup in their last game.
Supporters took to Twitter to react to the report and seemed to think that their £42.4million man missing out could actually be a positive for the club.
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Here is a selection of tweets from Arsenal fans:
No ozil v Liverpool = win
— Kieran (@GiroudFIick) March 1, 2017
According to Goal, Ozil is a doubt for Liverpool's game because of an illness. This means Perez should definitely start, even if Ozil is fit
— 9️⃣ ???????? (@LacaBeast) March 1, 2017
If Ozil aint gonna play against Liverpool, i hope we play 433 against them
— A1 (@Audz1st) March 1, 2017
Hahaha Ozil is 'sick' AGAIN Didn't look it last night when he went Bowling ???????? #AFC
— Shaheen Ashraf (@topgooner100) March 1, 2017
Is it me or is there something more fishy regarding Mesut Ozil suddenly becoming sick again and a doubt for saturdays game.
— Liam (@gman_AFC) March 1, 2017
For a athlete Ozil seems to get alot of colds
— debsthegooner (@DebstheGooner) March 1, 2017
Arsenal could drop as low as sixth place if results go against them this weekend and could even see seventh-placed Everton just three points behind them.
However the Gunners fanbase seem clearly decided on the fact that missing Ozil is not a massive hit to their chances and could even mean more of a star role for Aaron Ramsey or Lucas Perez.
In other Arsenal news, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is axed from a combined XI of the club and Liverpool.