Mesut Ozil: Former Arsenal Man Turns Into a Tottenham Fan Ahead of Manchester City Clash

Mesut Ozil: Former Arsenal Man Turns Into a Tottenham Fan Ahead of Manchester City Clash

Rene Otinga
updated at May 14, 2024 at 10:56 AM
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  • Mesut Ozil openly showed his support towards Tottenham Hotspur
  • The German played for Arsenal for eight years before leaving in 2021
  • Arsenal could win the league if Manchester City slip up against Spurs

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Mesut Ozil summed up Arsenal fans’ current feelings towards Tottenham with a hilarious tweet on Tuesday, May 14, 2024.

Tottenham have the power to decide the title race when they host Manchester City in a crunch Premier League clash.

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Mesut Ozil spent eight years at Arsenal. He recently went on social media to show support towards Tottenham Hotspur. Photo: Stuart MacFarlane.
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Ange Postecoglou’s team could throw the race in Arsenal’s hands by beating the Citizens, in what would be a bittersweet twist of fate for the Lilywhites.

Ozil, who spent eight years as an Arsenal player, understands the dynamics of the title race, and took to X, formerly twitter, with an ironic message.

In an unexpected public declaration of support towards Tottenham, the former Real Madrid man wrote:

“First time ever tonight: COME ON YOU SPURSSS!! If Tottenham don't lose this game, I will never make fun of them again... I promise.”

His tweet instantly went viral, with hundreds of Arsenal fans admitting they shared the same sentiments ahead of Manchester City’s visit to the Tottenham Hotspur stadium.

Here are some reactions from fans:

@kunlanpa

"Savage Mesut but we need them."

@daddyalAFC

"Never thought I’d see this… come on you Spurs."

@1OZ101

"Together until the finish line!"

@AllaNiang7:

"We all pray for Tottenham to win against City"

Ozil's stats at Arsenal

Known as the assist king, Ozil played a crucial role in Arsenal’s success when he joined the Gunners from Real Madrid in 2013.

According to Transfermarkt, the attacking midfielder made 254 appearances for the Gunners, scoring 44 times and bagging 75 assists.

Unfortunately for Ozil, the Arsenal team he was part of was not a formidable title contender. He, however, won four FA Cup titles with the Gunners.

What happens if Tottenham win or draw vs City

Tottenham manager Postecoglou was the first to admit his team would find it difficult to win against the title-chasing Citizens, according to Football London.

However, with Pep Guardiola’s wretched record away against the North Londoners, a win is not unfathomable for Tottenham.

The North Londoners have an outside chance of qualifying for the Champions League after Aston Villa dropped points against Liverpool on Monday night.

If Tottenham win against City, the title race would effectively shift to Arsenal’s hands. The Gunners are a point clear at the top with one game left.

A draw would not be disastrous for Manchester City, but it would also mean Guardiola’s side would have to comprehensively beat West Ham on the final day to achieve a better goal difference than Arsenal.

When Premier League clubs seek rivals' help

This is not the first time a team needed help from a bitter rival for their greater agenda.

As Sports Brief reported, Manchester United has previously depended on Liverpool to do them a favour in the title race.

In the 2009/2010 campaign, the Red Devils desperately wanted the Merseyside Reds to take points off Chelsea to dent the Blues’ title ambitions.

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Rene Otinga is a sports journalist with over eight years of working experience in digital media. Rene's experience includes working as a Copywriter at X News Kenya and TUKO.co.ke.
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