Germany's Mesut Ozil has a shot at goal
Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to react to star midfielder Mesut Ozil’s performance for Germany on Thursday.
The reigning world champions took on Poland on Thursday evening as they looked to build on their opening game win over Ukraine.
It proved to be a highly frustrating game for Joachim Loew’s side though as they struggled to create many clear-cut chances against their rivals.
Poland's Robert Lewandowski applauds their fans as he celebrates after the match
Indeed, on reflection, Poland were unlucky not to seal another famous victory having created several big opportunities for themselves throughout.
One man who struggled for his best form was midfielder Mesut Ozil, who missed having a striker in the team as Mario Gotze failed to impress in the false nine role.
Germany's Mesut Ozil is shown a yellow card by referee Bjorn Kuipers
While many criticised his display, Arsenal fans offered a different perspective when reacting on Twitter.
My boy Ozil was decent. Gutted he did not score but was close. #GER— Ra'id ⚽⚡️ (@MesutsTouch) June 16, 2016
Ozil was decent today. Unlucky not to score.— DÖ (@khado1096) June 16, 2016
Ozil by far the best attacking player on the pitch but Hasan from Toba Tek Singh thinks he's a fraud and overrated.— Kantelele (@FCA90) June 16, 2016
A bit disappointed by Germany, thought our boy Ozil did well but as a team, they just weren't clicking.— Sam (@SamAfc254) June 16, 2016
Ozil deserved to get an assist— Lucia (@lucy_luta) June 16, 2016
If you don't know the worth of Ozil, you shouldn't be Watching football.— Remi Gatsby (@Ceorhemz) June 16, 2016
Trying your ass off to create something but no movement in front. It's Arsenal all over again for Ozil.— VeeJay (@TweetNasedi) June 16, 2016
Ozil is absolutely s**t without Giroud up front. Might aswell open up a hot dog stand and make money from there if Oli G ain't there.— ㅤ (@12millLampost) June 16, 2016
Good second half Ozil Germany awful game— + (@Markg_15) June 16, 2016
Ozil, and indeed Germany, will now be targeting a win in their final game to secure progression to the knockout stages.
Their finals opponents are Northern Ireland, who will be full of confidence following their impressive 2-0 win over Ukraine, their first ever victory at a European Championships.
It will prove to be an interesting clash, with Michael O’Neill’s side sure to fancy their chances given what they saw from Germany against Poland.
Germany's Mesut Ozil before the start of the match