Despite being rested for Arsenal’s FA Cup match against Sunderland, Mesut Ozil was still in attendance at the Emirates and tweeted afterwards to congratulate the team.

The German was due a rest after being relied on pretty heavily recently. Of course this isn’t to say the rest of our team have been poor, Ozil is just that good.

However, with overplaying a footballer comes the worry that they could pick up an injury, especially since the playmaker has a history.

🎶🎶 Come on you Gunners!!! 🎶🎶✊⚽ #Emirates #AFC #coyg #facup

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Resting Ozil wasn’t just good for his fitness, as it gave his muscles a chance to recover from an intense period of football, it also gave the rest of the squad a chance to see that they can win without him.

After the match, Ozil tweeted about the victory, saying that Arsenal deserved to win. The only thing missing was his traditional ‘Yah Gunners Yah’ but maybe he just reserves that for matches he’s involved in?