Perhaps because he was on the back of the Sunday Sun, predicting an end to Man United’s season, or because he is so revered by Arsenal fans, Mesut Ozil was the butt of many jokes after the Gunners’ 1-0 defeat at Old Trafford.
Arsenal’s record signing failed to make an impact on the Premier League clash, barely involved at all at Old Trafford with the likes of Chris Smalling and Phil Jones often winning challenges against the German playmaker.
Ozil’s performance was very much summed up by a header with 20 minutes to go… that he didn’t really even attempt, as Arsenal searched for an equaliser (See GIF above).
Social media lit up with jokes about Ozil post match although you suspect the Real Madrid playmaker could well have the last laugh by the end of the season.
After all, Arsenal are still two points clear at the summit of the Premier League.
— Ashley Easdale (@minimanutd) November 10, 2013
Mesut Ozil is a magician. He could make himself invisible while playing.
— Paul Scholes (@MxIchsan95) November 10, 2013
This proves a point, Man Utd doesnt need Mesut Ozil. Man Utd only needs Arsenal's ex captain :D
— Waris N9 / Lina (@twt_n9) November 10, 2013
BREAKING: Phil Jones arrested after being found leaving Old Trafford with £42million in his pocket. Mesut Ozil has been returned to Arsenal.
— Genius Football (@GeniusFootball) November 10, 2013
To call it 'slack' is a little harsh but Ozil's form has undoubtedly dropped off.
— Graham Ruthven (@grahamruthven) November 10, 2013
Police confirm they have called off search for adult male Mesut Özil who went missing at 4 today. He has been found on a London bound coach.
— Danny Baker (@prodnose) November 10, 2013
Ozil on the game pre-match. So, did he have fun? pic.twitter.com/K6d8tDZ5h7
— Scott (@R_o_M) November 10, 2013
Haha !! pic.twitter.com/FOI9A39x8Q
— Football Jokes (@Footy_Jokes) November 10, 2013