Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil is – again – on the receiving end of scrutiny by the English press for his performance in the second-leg of the Champions League against AS Monaco – but Gunners fans are not pleased that their playmaker has been criticised.
The German has been slammed for failing to make an impact, despite their 2-0 victory at the Stade Louis II, and has been particularly chastised for swapping his shirt at half-time.
Twitter, however, is not happy – and Gunners supporters have leapt to his defence.
Check out the top tweets…
Özil really played amazing yesterday. Every entry pass was absolutely sublime. Controlled the whole game with santi. And created for most.
— Hachim Mastour (@Justin_eln) March 18, 2015
People waste so much time talking trash about Mesut Özil
— . (@brian_gooner) March 18, 2015
It’s embarrassing how many journalists and pundits alike who bash Özil especially last nights performance, he really is one of the best.
— Josh (@JoshMcilvinney) March 18, 2015
Özil, like Bergkamp before him, plays on the edge. If it doesn’t always come off, it’s because he’s trying things mortals can’t do. #AFC
— Matt Mason (@MattMason_) March 18, 2015
Thought Özil was absolutely fantastic yesterday. Did everything to grab the game by the scruff of the neck. Phenomenal player.
— Jamie (@TheWilshereWalk) March 18, 2015
Must say though, I like how Özil receives hate simply because he is the very best on his position.
— Eli (@AlexisAssist) March 18, 2015
— Arsène FC (@_LS87_) March 18, 2015
It’s amazing how much stick Mesut Özil receives, even when he plays well. Tbh, I can see him leaving due to the media, similar to Suarez.
— Fëz ?? (@Fez_AFC) March 18, 2015
only the French/German/Spanish journalists appreciate how good Özil really is. no wonder they’re the ones who win the Euros and World Cups
— sohail (@frvnksinatra) March 18, 2015
Before Özil joined us, fans were crying for a player like him. Now he gets slated by them Appreciate what you have before it’s gone…
— Nat (@NatG_22) March 18, 2015