Arsenal Fan Has A Mad Conspiracy Theory Explaining The Reason Behind Mesut Özil’s Injury

Mesut Özil was one of the obvious names missing from Unai Emery's team selection for Arsenal against Tottenham Hotspur in Sunday's north London derby.

The 30-year-old German midfielder has long been criticised for 'disappearing' on the Gunners during the big matches, but it looks like his recent absence has caught the eye of one fan.

Arsenal blogger Le Grove has created a crazy, yet believable conspiracy theory revolving around Özil's love of gaming.

Oh, and when it comes to Epic Games' Fortnite, the former Real Madrid star does not mess around. Back in October, it emerged online Özil has over 600 wins to his name on the free-to-play title.

Now, Le Grove has said that his enjoyment of Fortnite has led to injury woes.

"For anyone who knows anything about Fortnite, to get 600 wins takes an incredible amount of time," reads his Twitter post.

"To get a win, you have to beat either 99 players if you're in solo mode, 48 other teams in duo mode or 24 other teams in squad mode.

"That's very, very hard to do.

"If I was the manager or head executive at Arsenal, that would tell me that Özil is engaging in an unhealthy, sedentary activity that may also lead to hate, long nights because like all the best games, it's addictive.

"If Özil has back pain, it might have to do with sitting down for several hours at a time while he shows far more fight and aggression than he ever has done on the football field.

"Of course, many athletes play a lot of video games, but that 600 wins amount (he has an excellent 12 per cent winning rate) means that he's played close to 6,000 games."

What did you make of Le Grove's theory?

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Adnan Riaz

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