Mesut Ozil came in for plenty of stick during the Premier League season – now Arsenal fans are giving it to him large in the build-up to the World Cup.
For the German international has been wearing a training top with “Best Never Rest” on the back.
Ozil, 29, signed a new £350,000-a-week with the Gunners in mid-season to end speculation over his immediate future.
But his work rate has been frequently questioned by Arsenal supporters.
And former Gunner Martin Keown insisted Ozil was “not fit to wear the shirt” in the Europa League semi-final defeat to Atletico Madrid, adding: “He’s not conning me
“I bet he doesn’t play again this season. He will have some emotional breakdown and won’t be able to play at the weekend.
“He wasn’t fit to wear the shirt for me tonight, and I have seen this a lot this season.”
Now Arsenal supporters have taken to social media to attack a major flaw on the back of Ozil’s training kit.
Insisted John Davenport on Twitter: “He rested half of last season with ‘Illness’.”
Pierre Henrikh observed: “You clearly declaring You’re not the best… ”
Another Twitter user declared: “Complete lies.”
All in all Ozil has been constantly labelled by pundits and fans alike as lazy sometimes, a player who goes missing at big games.
Next season the midfielder must play under play under newly-appointed Arsenal boss Unai Emery.
The former Sevilla and Paris Saint-Germain manager has promised an attacking, pressing approach that many supports suggest might not suit Ozil.
James Benge, for instance, tweeted:
Dream Team World Cup has landed!
The greatest show on Earth just got that bit more exciting.
That’s because the Dream Team World Cup game is coming ahead of this summer’s tournament.
Dream Team World Cup
- Completely free to enter
- £50m budget and 20 transfers throughout the tournament
- £175k total prizepot (for UK players only)
- PRE-REGISTER FOR DREAM TEAM WORLD CUP NOW
The game officially launches on June 1 – but you can pre-register for the game now.
If you’re an existing Dream Team customer the World Cup game now appears in the app or you can enter here, but if you’re not follow these simple steps:
- Download the Dream Team app
- Create an account
- Click on the World Cup banner below in the app and follow the pre-registration instructions
From Russia with a whole lot of love.