Mesut Ozil has been very active on social media lately. Especially after he has faced exclusion from the 25-man squad of both the Premier League as well as the Europa League. The German playmaker hilariously responded to AS Roma job offer as their social media admin this week.
Since the time it was revealed that Ozil would not play for Arsenal until January. Social media has been stormed with discussions regarding the omission. Few coming in favor and few were highly criticizing the decision. But Arsenal and Ozil have been dominating the news headlines for quite a long time.
This time Ozil once again caught the social media limelight by jesting about taking a new job as Italian’s club new admin. Furthermore, he has also talked about linking up with Roma’s legend Francesco Totti in Italy.
Mesut Ozil, 32 has been frozen out of the Arsenal squad since March. He hasn’t played a single minute even after the resumption of football throughout the world. While everyone was expecting a summer exit after falling out of favor under Mikel Arteta at Arsenal. But the ex Germany international refused to make a move and revealed his will to stay with the club.
The downfall of Ozil
Arsenal was looking for buyers for their German playmaker in order to reduce the wage bill of the squad. Moreover, Ozil attracted many suitors during the summer transfer window. But no club could offer an official move due to a lack of financial aid. Also, it was his weekly wage that fended off the interest.
The board members of Arsenal are said to be upset with Ozil’s decision to stay at the club. This means he will earn the whooping amount of £350,000 per week whether he plays or not.
Mesut Ozil wanted to break back into Arteta’s first-team plans when he decided to stay. But the midfielder didn’t get enough chances and eventually faced exclusion. Earlier this month, he expressed his “disappointment” with Arsenal. After serving for seven years he is not included in the Arsenal squad. But he mentioned continuing to work hard and earn a spot in the squad for the second half of the season.
Arsenal’s boss though stated his calm consciousness over the situation. But it is thought that the decision is taken by those who are above the manager.
Ozil’s response to AS Roma invitation
Soon after the league games begin. Ozil took it to social media to remind fans of his presence through live tweeting, commenting, predicting, or sometimes engaging with fans. During Arsenal’s Europa League game against Rapid Wien, the 32-year old mocked himself with a GIF for watching the game on TV while he also shared his prediction ahead of the clash.
Witnessing his updates over the game, Eurosport jokingly tweeted that Ozil is lining up for a social media influencer. Later the Twitter page of Roma responded by inviting him to take up a job as their page admin which is known for his witty updates. Tagging the Arsenal star with a handshake emoji.
On Wednesday, Ozil added a hilarious response to Roma’s invitation and claimed that he would make a great duo with the club’s iconic forward, Francesco Totti. Along with two laughing emojis.
Even though Ozil has a lot of potentials to offer on the pitch. But with grabbing a lot of attention on social media just by live-tweeting the game. He might become another great influencer.