Mesut Ozil Has Brilliant Response For His 'Missing Persons' Report
Mesut Ozil has a bit of a reputation for not always turning up, something that even the police have noticed on occasion. Sunday's win over Stoke was his chance to reply to a joke in his direction.
There's no match that screams problems for Arsenal as much as Stoke away but weirdly there's no game that is likely to have the same nightmarish effect on the Potters as a trip to the Emirates Stadium.
The Gunners' under Arsene Wenger have rarely enjoyed a journey north against a side known for the bullishness but then none of those sides have really enjoyed the journey south against such a football playing side, it's weird that the venue should change things so much.
This was proved yesterday. Earlier in the season Stoke had beaten Arsenal at the bet365 Stadium with Jese's goal separating the two sides. After the match Stoke police took the piss out of Mesut Ozil lack of performance:
apologies for the delay in replying. We've been busy looking for a missing person, surname Ozil. Have you seen him? #Banter- Stoke Police (@Policingstoke) August 20, 2017
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Things haven't exactly gone well for Stoke since then and Paul Lambert's team look destined for the drop, even with the change of manager, although they are only three points from safety.
On Sunday they played Arsenal and did so well for so long but a late collapse saw them lose 3-0 with three goals in the last 15 minutes. Ozil took the opportunity to reply to the trolling
.@Policingstoke didn't help in the case of robbery last summer so we took matters into our own hands. :spy:♂ Proud to announce we earned three hard fought points today for @TheIwobiEffect and all the other gunners :wink: #Banter pic.twitter.com/wVrFgPKeJh- Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) April 1, 2018
This history between Ozil's side and Stoke is well noted and fans were loving his reply:
Ozil, the arsenal legend we appreciate u, stoke for relegation...- Nathaniel:flag_ng: (@Uyi28official) April 2, 2018
Stoke are like one armed waiters, they dish it out but can't take it- Andy mcmorine (@AndyMcmorine) April 2, 2018
Mesut never forgets. All debt will be repaid. :grinning:- Ayinde (@Olatinted90) April 2, 2018
Still though can't help but feel Ozil and his teammates will be mostly happy to see Stoke go down because they can't win in the Potteries.