Arsenal star Ozil explains 'Ya Gunners Ya'

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Arsenal star Mesut Özil has described the meaning behind his infamous slogan and hashtag #YaGunnersYa.

Özil often says the phrase after winning a trophy or one of his many Instagram and Twitter uploads.

The phrase has caught on and has become popular among the Arsenal faithful.

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The World Cup winner also underlined that he is actually rather fond of English culture in particular the humour.

Özil told the official Arsenal website: “I really like the English culture, and the sense of humour. For example after we won the FA Cup final in 2014, I shouted “ja Gunners ja” into the camera and it’s almost become a cult here. The fans have supported me so well and that’s why I do it. When I post on Instagram, I always use the hashtag #YaGunnersYa. I like that humour and find it nice.”

Özil repeated his popular phrase after winning the FA Cup trophy for the second consecutive season.

The 26-year-old has won two FA Cup titles and the Community Shield since joining the Gunners on a record £42.5 million move from Real Madrid in 2013.

Özil provided his first assist of the season in the 2-1 win over Crystal Palace last week – the Gunners first win of the season.

The Arsenal playmaker is also expected to the start against Liverpool on Monday 24 August at the Emirates.

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