Mesut Ozil sends message to fans ahead of Arsenal clash against Southampton

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: Mesut Ozil of Arsenal runs with the ball during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Brighton & Hove Albion at Emirates Stadium on December 05, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Arsenal star Mesut Ozil sent a message to fans on his official Instagram account ahead of the Premier League clash against Southampton at the St Mary’s stadium on Thursday.

Ozil has yet to play a single minute of first-team football since the league returned following the coronavirus disruptions.

The playmaker of Turkish origin is not injured but has yet to make an appearance.

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He was not included in the squad in the 3-1 defeat to Man City and was an unused substitute in the 2-1 defeat to Brighton over the weekend.

Mikel Arteta’s decision to leave Ozil out has divided opinion but the 31-year-old has urged his followers to ‘stay positive in this situation’ and that he hopes the Gunners get back to winning ways.

Ozil shared a photograph from training on his official Instagram account alongside the message.

The North London outfit head into the Southampton clash in 11th place, on 40 points after 30 games.

A victory would move them into 9th place but a victory for the Saints would see them join Arsenal on 40 points.