Arsenal’s birthday tweet to Mesut Ozil backfires spectacularly

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Arsenal fans aren’t happy.

Mesut Ozil turns 29 today, which should be a time of celebration for the Arsenal star, but it’s all gone a little sour early on…

The Gunners’ official Twitter page took it upon themselves to wish a happy birthday to Ozil this morning, but unfortunately for them, they’ve been inundated with criticism of the Germany international.

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Arsenal Twitter is in a predictably foul mood this morning after yesterday’s tame defeat to Watford, during which Granit Xhaka also came under fire for standing around picking his nose as Tom Cleverley fired in a late winner for the Hornets.

Still, Ozil had another invisible game as he came on off the bench in the 61st minute, with fans and pundits alike quick to pounce on his lack of meaningful contribution.


Martin Keown was particularly harsh on Ozil afterwards, blaming him for missing the chance that could have killed the game for Arsenal.

‘People might think I’m gunning for him, but you’ve got to be clinical in those situations,’ Keown told BT Sport, as quoted by Goal. ‘Is he really bothered? He’s just missed a chance to win a game for Arsenal.’

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