Mesut Ozil was unsurprisingly not in the Arsenal matchday squad against Sheffield United today, not because Mikel Arteta has seen through him and knows how utterly useless he is but because of an alleged back injury.
Now, it would be wrong to call bull on this because it may well be genuine, there are many ways one can injure a back and so, in all fairness, I will take the club statement about his injury at face value but judging by some of the responses to this “injury” not everyone is convinced.
Been doing a madness on Fortnite. No good for the back. pic.twitter.com/vJRhpmi2y4
— AFCAMDEN (@AFCAMDEN) June 28, 2020
This bad posture did it pic.twitter.com/iEf7bviGSr
— Paolo (@paolinho14) June 28, 2020
For someone who doesn't have a spine, his back sure gets injured a lot
— Atul Vechem (@atulvechem) June 28, 2020
Ah the back injury. Classic.
— chief (@chiefdouzi) June 28, 2020
Get a better gaming chair Ozil.
— Cobes (@cobra_shot) June 28, 2020
When its a 60 mile journey or more pic.twitter.com/se2tONJ12s
— Kick Arse (@kickarseHD) June 28, 2020
There was a few that wished the German a quick recovery but when I say a few, I mean a few.
It is a shame that it has come to this with an Arsenal player that even an injury is simply not believed, it is completely self-inflicted of course, but still a shame.
Ozil continues to make the news even when he is not playing and that can only be a distraction to the club going forward, hopefully, something can be done to resolve this untenable situation in the summer. For the good of the player and the club.