Arsenal fans have backed Mesut Ozil after his impassioned rant on social media on his fourth Gunner-versary.
Ozil signed for Arsenal four years ago yesterday (Saturday), prompting the playmaker to post an emotional 700-word message on social media.
The post, which soon turned into a rant, covered everything from Arsene Wenger, to how happy he is at Arsenal, to blasting his critics and former players for not standing by the club.
This demonstration of his passion towards the Arsenal has sparked Gooners to back the 28-year-old on social media. Although many claim that he needs to back up his words with performances and some even believe this is a ‘goodbye’ message.
Mesut Ozil just posted this message on instagram, and I for one think it's absolutely fucking gold. Fuck Merson. Fuck Adams. King Mesut. pic.twitter.com/cHtyCIl48F
— Michael Timbs (@MichaelTimbs) September 2, 2017
"Stop talking and start supporting"- Mesut Ozil 2017.
RT and pass it on.
— Danny Welbeck (@WelBeast) September 2, 2017
Love you Mesut. ❤️
— Terje (@ArsenalTerje) September 2, 2017
Ozil has just fucked a whole lot of people right off. He must have balls the size of coconuts.
— Positively Arsenal (@Blackburngeorge) September 2, 2017
We love you, Mesut. Please don't ever leave us. You can prove all the haters wrong. I watch you in person every week and can never wait.
— Ahmar (@ahmarAFC) September 2, 2017
Some love him, some dont…
— Kris Carpenter (@AFCfreddie8) September 2, 2017
Mesut Ozil is my hero. Love that guy.
— Cut your hair Hector (@bae_llerin) September 2, 2017
This just made me love Ozil more. https://t.co/7wDkarbQV2
— Anti-Hero (@Bizzle025) September 2, 2017
Ozil showing the fight I want him to show on the pitch !
— Elliot Valentine S (@MrValentine93) September 2, 2017
Ozil has every right to hit back at some of the criticism from ex "pros".They would have killed to get close to the ability Mesut has.
— Support your team (@Cechque) September 2, 2017
Thank you Ozil! As a gooner I am soo hally and proud of you. At last someone with some balls. Players need to relate more and be clear!!!
— David (@whyonhere) September 2, 2017
There have been several former players that have come out in criticism of not just Ozil but the club as a whole following their shambolic performance against Liverpool. While Ozil has a point, it’s hard for fans and former players to sit back helplessly while the club appears to be in free-fall.
As a current player, Ozil can directly affect this and even if he’s the only one playing his heart out, at least we would know he cares.
The Germany international has under a year left on his current deal and while he was heavily rumoured to be signing an extension earlier in the summer, it’s all gone concerningly quiet on that front.