Mesut Ozil started liking Arsenal fan’s tweets asking to ‘free him’ during their humiliating 3-0 loss to Aston Villa.
The German’s last appearance came in March and he’s decided to take matters into his own hands.
While Ozil’s teammates were being dominated at the Emirates Stadium, he begun liking tweets with messages of “Free Ozil” and “I miss you Ozil.”
When asked about the World Cup winner’s statement, Arteta admitted per Sky Sports: “Everybody is free to express their feelings.
“It was just a football decision and my conscience is very calm because I have been really fair with him.
“My level of communication with him has been high, we know what to expect with each other.
“He has had the opportunities like everybody else. I’m sad that I had to leave three players out of this list but I tried to look everybody in the eye and be comfortable with it.
“With Mesut, I have this feeling because I have been very straight forward since I arrived at this club.
“It’s nothing related to [Ozil’s] behaviour. It’s my decision.”
Villa punished Arsenal this evening and took the lead thanks to a Bukayo Saka own goal.
Trezeguet’s shot deflected off the teenager and past a helpless Bernd Leno in net.
:white_check_mark:Aston Villa have opened a top division season with 3 away wins for the first time in their history
:white_check_mark:Villa have not conceded in their opening 3 PL away games, having failed to keep any away PL clean sheets last season pic.twitter.com/gSsQNrF11p
– Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) November 8, 2020
Ollie Watkins continued his remarkable form against the big six by scoring twice in the second half to seal a memorable victory for Dean Smith’s side.