Recent online activities by former German International and Arsenal midfielder, Mesut Ozil has made some Arsenal fans who had hitherto taken sides with the midfielder make second thoughts about their choice of who to side with in a seemingly silent battle between the midfielder and Arsenal gaffer, Unai Emery.
The German has been left out of recent games by the club and has been left out of the team more times than he has played under the reins of Unai Emery.
Indeed, the club’s highest earner was once again left out of the team that faced BATE Borisov in the Europa League, a match the Gunners lost by a 1-0 scoreline.
This ostracizing of Ozil by Unai Emery has seen the player garnered sympathy from several quarters, but his recent activity on social media app, Instagram could see fans switch sides in this battle between the player and the coach.
According to DailyStar, Mesut Ozil has liked a comment on Instagram that has sparked some rage against him.
The posts read: “We miss you bro. Keep fighting and stay strong. Show Emery, dumb pundits and the whole world they are wrong”
Significantly, from the point of view of many Arsenal fans, the player did the wrong thing for liking a post which according to many undermines his loyalty to the club.
Some sections of the fans think that the player has felt larger than the club in recent times and that Emery had done the right thing by freezing him out of North London’s most prestigious club.
The club’s highest paid player has been the subject of recent transfer rumours oozing out of Fly Emirates.
Emery has been handed only about £44 million in transfer fees to be spent in the summer and offloading Mesut Ozil can release a reasonable amount of fund to splatter on players the club need to vie for a solid position among Europe’s most elite clubs.