Leicester City defeat: Will Mesut Ozil take a dig at Mikel Arteta?


Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil is not going spare manager Mikel Arteta after watching the team suffer a 1-0 defeat against Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

Alexandre Lacazette scored a goal for the Gunners in the fourth minute but it was cancelled by the referee on the count that Granit Xhaka interfered with te Foxes goalkeeper, Kasper Schmeichel from an offside position and the North London outfit could not convert any of their chances in the game until Jamie Vardy came from the bench to decide the game in the second half.

Before the game, Mesut Ozil posted footage on social media of his goal against Leicester City about two years ago. The game ended in a 3-1 win in favour of the Arsenal team. He also predicted a 2-1 win for the Gunners on his Twitter handle, mentioning Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick as the likely goal scorers.

No post has been made by the former Real Madrid player on the defeat since the game ended but what could be the state of mind of the German international to Mikel Arteta, especially as he holds the opinion that he would have helped the team with a win in the game.

Mesut Ozil cannot feature for the arsenal team again as he has been axed from both the Europa League and the Premier League squad for the season. He is holding Mikel Arteta responsible for this by stating that he was not given the opportunity to prove himself in the team.

Meanwhile, Mikel Arteta is left disappointed at the result of the game as he rues the referee’s decision to cancel the goal scored by Alexandre Lacazette in the fourth minute of the game.

The North London outfit are now 10th on the log with nine points after six games. A win against Leicester City would have moved them to the top-four position.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.