Some Arsenal fans on social media have been reacting to seeing Mesut Ozil playing as a left-back for Fenerbahce on Tuesday evening.
No, you read that correctly, Mesut Ozil was deployed as a left-back.
To be fair to Fenerbahce, they had a red card, and Ozil was one of the only left-footers on the pitch, so it made a small amount of sense to play him there, but seeing Ozil play there was baffling to say the least.
As ever, this news about Ozil divided the Arsenal fanbase into numerous segments.
Some fans weren’t happy with the news, claiming that it was a waste of his talents and hoping that it wasn’t actually true that he was playing there.
It’s clear that some Arsenal fans still love Ozil and want to see him succeed, whereas some others were quite happy to see him being misused by the Turkish outfit, seemingly still harbouring hard feelings about the way he left the club.
Others took a more comedic approach, claiming that Arsenal should actually re-sign him, as it’s been reported that they’re looking for depth at left-back.
Regardless of what was being said, this development certainly had a lot of Arsenal fans talking on social media.
Here’s what Gunners supporters have been saying on Twitter…
Please tell me this isn’t true?😒
— GoonerViews (@GoonerViews) February 9, 2021
Özil playing Left Back, this isn’t what I signed up for pic.twitter.com/lE4J8nY2Wg
— Conor (@ArtiIIero) February 9, 2021
We need a left back as a back up for Tierney. Might aswell buy Mesut Ozil back after that performance tonight 😅😅😅
— Make Arsenal Great Again (@MAFCGA1) February 9, 2021
Mesut Ozil left Arsenal only to play Left Back for Fenerbahce una 😹👋.
— Xavier 🇿🇦 (@afcxavier) February 9, 2021
Why am I watching MESUT ÖZIL play left back amk
— William (fan account) (@OzilThings) February 9, 2021
Sign him up, back up left back https://t.co/3R9Ra9Fy68
— Haram Ball FC (@fabli0mari) February 9, 2021