Mesut Ozil was looking so good from the start of the 2015/16 campaign for Arsenal, that most of the fans thought he will be way past Thierry Henry’s most assist in a Premier League season record while playing for Arsenal. But it is Premier League and thus, unexpected things do happen, that’s the best thing about it. Mesut Ozil ended this Premier League season grabbing 19 assists, which is only one behind Thierry Henry, who bagged 20 assists in the 2002/2003 campaign. But the question which raised eyebrows is: Does Mesut Ozil blame Olivier Giroud for this?
With 16 assists already by his side by the end of December, everyone thought reaching the 20 assists landmark will be a piece of cake for the ex-Real Madrid man. But not only Ozil, Arsenal also were awful in the second half of the campaign, which cost them the title.
Arsenal struggled in the second half of the season with the Gunners failing to mount a serious Premier League title challenge and Ozil and co. fell away.
A thoroughly modern teammate spat has appeared on Instagram on Sunday, saying that Ozil does not think much of his team mate Giroud.
Ozil liked an Instagram picture, which was suggesting that Giroud was the reason Ozil could not bag the record.
And obviously, you understand the importance of hitting the like button on anything, which is visible publicly. This also gives us a hint that after Xhaka, Arsenal will also look for a striker.
We are sharing the Instagram picture below, and also some reactions from Arsenal fans on Twitter.
Ozil liking that Giroud image only means he feels just signing Xhaka isn’t enough, & how true. Wenger has to splash the cash, 40mil atleast.
— Praful Pradhan (@PrafPradhan) May 22, 2016
I wonder how the arsenal and esp those giroud fangirls feel about Ozil liking pic insulting giroud huh?
— CoCo (@BenzemaSquad) May 22, 2016
Must be so frustrating for ozil to play with a donkey like Giroud
— O (@Otis_Nelson) May 22, 2016
Is this true? It doesn’t come as a suprise to me, I’ve been saying it for a while Ozil clearly doesn’t like Giroud. pic.twitter.com/Z3zsu9VnDo
— Danny O’Connell (@StickyoConnell) May 22, 2016
Ozil likes a post slating Giroud. Meanwhile Alexis and Theo’s dreadful finishing goes unnoticed as usual. Thanks Giroud.
— Johnny Cage (@ArsenalPie) May 22, 2016
Giroud looking at the picture Ozil liked on Instagram like… pic.twitter.com/rtiRoitCPS
— Matty (@_MattyRodriguez) May 22, 2016
I knew it’d come to this eventually. We’re about to see a civil war between Ozil supporters and Giroud supporters…
— Invincible (@UnrealMonrealFC) May 22, 2016
How can Ozil take the piss out of Giroud like that when his best friend Flamini was literally brain dead.
— Aaron (@Ouayoe) May 22, 2016
— Arjun (@_arjunsen) May 22, 2016
Ozil will be bigger than the club if he actually forces Giroud out. Liking that photo
— Euphrosyne an (@AnEuph) May 22, 2016
Ozil fuming that Giroud can’t score pic.twitter.com/QgckNT30Jv
— Joe Allen (@joeman_96) May 22, 2016
This idea that Giroud cost Ozil the assist record is proof that people have no knowledge or really pay attention to games
— GX (@Ozil_Ultra) May 22, 2016