Mesut Ozil has struggled for playing time this season making just one Premier League appearance.
The playmaker of Turkish origin posted a cryptic social post on the eve of the Europa League clash against Vitoria with a photograph of himself laughing at training alongside a message which read: ‘You make me laugh’.
You make me laugh… pic.twitter.com/DohUXm3oSH
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) October 23, 2019
It was not clear who Ozil was directing the message at but considering the exchange between Unai Emery and the 31-year-old the other day some Arsenal fans interpreted it as a dig at the Arsenal head coach.
Emery just got destroyed
— Arsenal police (@Police00718337) October 23, 2019
Thé support we have @MesutOzil1088 is amazing and this vampire @UnaiEmery_ can’t break that….he will be out of this club very soon. We don’t like you @UnaiEmery_ you’re not a likeable character even if you win us thé the CL we still won’t like you pic.twitter.com/GrCqAbYFiQ
— Amani AJ (@Benoitclarinet) October 24, 2019
@Arsenal LOOK please !!!!! Nearly 100.000 likes. you must see this is not working with emery. and the fans are with the team not emery. Please stop our agony. MONDAY was the first time in 30 years i turned off my beloved team before FT. i cant handle the pain. I BEG U AGAIN. PLZ!
— william kilgallon (@bilbobaggins83) October 24, 2019
And it appears that quite a few of Ozil’s teammates have his back.
In fact, eight Arsenal players liked the Tweet; Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, Granit Xhaka, Shkodran Mustafi, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Sead Kolasniac, James Olayinka and Rob Holding all ‘liked’ the post.
Several players also liked the post on Instagram.
Mustafi, Aubameyang, Elneny, Xhaka, Olayinka and Lacazette all like Özil’s post on Instagram. pic.twitter.com/PWYKXT9fsY
— Darren (@DF_Arsenal2) October 23, 2019
Ozil did not feature against Vitoria on Thursday, in fact, he did not even make the matchday squad.
Arsenal take on Crystal Palace next in the Premier League on Sunday.