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Per Mertesacker incensed with Mesut Özil for snubbing Arsenal away fans

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Per Mertesacker gave Mesut Özil one hell of a dressing down after the latter failed to salute the Arsenal away fans following Saturday's 6-3 defeat at Manchester City.

Arsenal's Per Mertesacker has words with teammate Mesut Özil after a match at Manchester City
Arsenal's Per Mertesacker has words with teammate Mesut Özil after a match at Manchester City

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Özil appeared to head straight for the dressing room after the final whistle while his teammates were showing their appreciation for their traveling supporters with a bit of applause.

When Mertesacker noticed that Özil was walking away instead of joining in, he ran over and gave a finger and tongue lashing to his compatriot.

Arsenal boss Arsène Wenger wasn't worried about the incident, though, saying: "That is the Germans, they will sort that out between themselves. Don't worry."

Özil apologised later on Saturday, writing on his Facebook page: "Sorry I didn't thank the fans at the end of the game!

"You have been brilliant to me and I know you had travelled a long way and spent your money to support us.

"I was upset with the result and know I should have come to you to say 'thank you' and I know it is a big Arsenal tradition win, lose or draw."


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