Mesut Ozil has been unable to do the talking on the pitch amid his exile from the first-team at Arsenal, but he took to Twitter to make his feelings known after the side’s 2-1 defeat to Everton.
The result meant Arsenal slumped to their seventh game without a win in the Premier League and Ozil was clearly keeping a close eye on the match at Goodison Park.
Rob Holding, who stood in for the injured Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as Arsenal’s skipper this weekend, fired into his own net in the first half before Nicolas Pepe converted from the penalty spot to equalise for Arteta’s side.
But the gunners went behind again just before half-time as Yerry Mina headed home an Everton corner and Ancelotti’s side kept hold of their advantage to secure the three points and move up to second in the league table.
After the final whistle, Ozil shared a heartbroken and a crying emoji with his followers and the tweet racked up likes and retweets among Arsenal’s fanbase, many of whom are calling for him to return to the team.
During post-match analysis on Arsenal’s defeat on Sky Sports, Jamie Redknapp said it was a ‘no-brainer’ for Mikel Arteta to recall Ozil at the earliest possible opportunity into the team.
‘You’ve got a problem in January, people always talk about whether or not you should bring Mesut Ozil in,’ the former Tottenham, Liverpool and England player said.
‘For me, I think of course you have to. It’s a no-brainer. ‘You’re not creating chances. Does the manager look weak bringing him back in? Some might say yes but not for me.
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‘If you were creating chances but losing games I’d say of course not but the games like Burnley at home the other day, where you need someone who is going to spot a pass for the likes of Aubameyang.
‘I think he tried to make a statement by not putting him in the squad. Sometimes in life you’ve just got to take it on the chin. It hasn’t worked but use him whilst you’ve got him.
‘What’s the point? Being in the position they’re in without Ozil just doesn’t make sense to me.’