Mesut Ozil was a surprise omission from the Arsenal lineup that faced Newcastle on Saturday.

Ruled out with an unspecified illness, the German’s calming and controlling influence was missed, especially in the second half when Newcastle kept Arsenal under sustained pressure.

Thankfully, despite their exhaustion after their exploits in Monaco, the side were able to hold on and after the win, Ozil tweeted to say*

ozil tweet

Given we now enter an international break, don’t make it too quick, eh Mesut?

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