Arsenal star Mesut Ozil issues rallying cry following Chelsea defeat

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Arsenal playmaker Mesut Özil has taken to his official Facebook page to issue a rallying call to Arsenal fans following back to back defeats.

The Gunners lost to Dinamo Zagreb in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday and to their London rivals Chelsea on Saturday.

The 26-year-old posted an image of himself onto Facebook along with the caption, “Sometimes things don’t turn out the way you’d hoped or expected. The last two matches don’t reflect where we are standing as a team. We will focus on our practice even more now and prepare for the next big games! The season is still young.”

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Özil received a rating of 6.64 from whoscored for his performance against Chelsea, which was the highest of all of Arsenal’s attackers. The Germany international took no shots on target, made one cross and made a total of just 32 passes thought the game.

The Gunners dropped into 5th place in the league following the defeat while Chelsea moved into 13th place on points after six games. Arsenal travel away to Leicester next week while Chelsea take on Newcastle United on the road.

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