Mesut Ozil, outcast from Arsenal, took on Piers Morgan on social media on Sunday.
Ozil was barred from the Gunners’ 25-man Premier League squad earlier this season, despite putting pencil on paper on a £ 350,000-a-week contract two years ago.
Morgan and Ozil have been involved in a brutal back and forth on social media
The former Germany international hasn’t played a single minute for Mikel Arteta’s team this season, but he has become a fan on the sidelines, offering his support to his teammates during their matches.
And on Sunday, longtime Gunners fan Morgan urged Ozil to leave the club in response to one of the German’s tweets.
Before Arsenal’s 0-0 draw with Leeds, Ozil wrote: “Let’s goooooo… # COYG #YaGunnersYa”, to which the Good Morning Britain host replied: “I wish you would Mesut. For your sake and that of Arsenal. “
Ozil responded by suggesting that Morgan had been hacked with a light blow to the journalist.
Piers wasted no time responding to Ozil.
He wrote: “I must say @ MesutOzil1088, I admire your gall in trolling Arsenal fans who pay your salary given that you are getting £ 350k a week of OUR money to sit on your butt doing f * ck everything. Try to train as hard as you work to be a smart jerk. Then the manager could choose him. “
Must say @ MesutOzil1088, I admire your cheek in trolling Arsenal fans who pay your salary given that you are getting £ 350k a week of OUR money to sit on your butt doing f * ck everything. Try to train as hard as you work to be a smart jerk. Then the manager could choose it.
– Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 22, 2020
Arsenal were fortunate to come away with a point at Elland Road, as the hosts squandered several opportunities to seal a victory against the North Londoners.
Marcelo Bielsa’s men hit the post several times, but finally failed to break the deadlock, despite the expulsion of Nicolás Pepe in the second half.
The Ivorian winger received his marching orders during an insane moment in which he butted Ezgjan Alioski.
After a brief glance at his field monitor, referee Anthony Taylor brandished the card following a VAR review.