Mesut Ozil missed yesterday’s encounter between Arsenal and Manchester City due to a hip injury.
The Gunners’ posted a tweet on their official twitter account confirming the news shortly before kick-off.
Arsenal went on to secure a 2-2 draw with Manchester City and can move into second place if Tottenham lose to Newcastle on the final day of the season.
The news came as a shock to Arsenal fans who took to social media to vent their frustrations. Following the game we took to Twitter to gauge the reaction from fans.
We have missed mesut ozil in the 1st half #MCFCvAFC
— Suhel GMZ (@SuhelGMZ) May 8, 2016
Arsenal's team intelligence plummets with out Mesut Ozil.
— Phil! (@AlsoNamedPhil) May 8, 2016
This is what happens when you don't have mesut Ozil 😁
— Jordan (@jordanjrdxix_) May 8, 2016
Where Mesut Ozil !
— Evan nicola (@evannicolaocsa) May 8, 2016
Funny how we can't string 5 passes together in the absence of Mesut Ozil. Coincidence? Guess not.
— Arslan (@Arslan_AFC) May 8, 2016
If anyone doesn't rate Mesut Ozil, show them this game. We cannot play football without him.
— Aaron Ramsey (@WelshMachine) May 8, 2016
Ozil has enjoyed an impressive season for the Gunners this season so far.
Germany international has recorded 18 assists and with two games to go still has a chance of equalling the Premier League record of 20 set by Thierry Henry.
Arsenal take on – an already relegated – Aston Villa on the final game of the season.