Arsenal vs Chelsea
Arsenal are still recovering from a terrible end to the 2018-19 season.
In the Premier League, a series of poor results in the final rounds of the season left the Gunners in fifth place in the table.
Arsenal had to the opportunity to book a spot in the 2019-20 Champions League, though, with a victory over Chelsea in the Europa League final.
However, the Blues won that showpiece 4-1 in Baku last Wednesday night.
The upshot is that Arsenal will be playing Europa League football on Thursday nights again next term.
During the final versus Chelsea, Mesut Ozil was subbed out the game in the second-half.
Ozil failed to impress in the final before Unai Emery hooked him out of the game.
When Ozil sat down on the bench, TV cameras focused on the German playmaker.
Ozil muttered a few words, which appeared to be directed at his manager.
Cesc Fabregas slams Mesut Ozil’s lack of leadership skills 👀 pic.twitter.com/FOeS2yODtT
— ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) May 31, 2019
Turkish press ‘reveal’ what Mesut Ozil said
A hot topic in the Turkish press this week has been to try to reveal what Ozil said during the Chelsea game.
Leading Turkish paper Hurriyet hired lip readers to try to work out what Ozil blabbered.
Hurriyet believe that Ozil spoke in Turkish, aiming the following barb at Emery:
Wallahi [I swear] you are not a coach!
Özil calling Emery a fucking pussy looooooooool pic.twitter.com/3w2UiC8FmQ
— Gavan (@Gavan_Sanghera) May 29, 2019
So what’s next for Ozil & Arsenal?
That’s still up in the air.
The sense is that many at Arsenal would be happy if Ozil left the club this summer.
But shifting Ozil out of the Emirates Stadium is difficult, considering the midfielder is under contract until 2021.