Mesut Ozil Faked Injury Before North London Derby

Mesut Ozil Faked Injury

If recent reports making the rounds in the media is true then Mesut Ozil is not worthy to put on an Arsenal shirt till eternity.

The German has been a subject of neglect by manager Unai Emery who has since his arrival given signals to show that he is not a part of his plans at the club. He has started just one game since January (against Cardiff City) and was again left out of the side that tasted defeat against BATE Borisov in the Europa League last Thursday.

Many have been in the dark over what could have gone wrong with the relationship between player and manager and while some feel he has not done too much to impress his boss, others are of the opinion that the former Real Madrid man has got personal issues with Emery.

While we are still oblivious of the cause of the situation facing the creative midfielder, the Daily Mail has revealed that Ozil did something that got the coaching staff upset last year and this might well be connected to his predicament.

According to the source, the 30-year-old pretended to be suffering from a serious back injury when all he had was minor and one he could have still played with comfortably. It is believed that he did that just to stay out of the North London derby against Tottenham in December.

Ozil, having discovered that he will not make the starting lineup, exaggerated his injury so as not to be named as a substitute in such a game.

“Having examined the German, Arsenal medical staff detected a minor back issue that ran down into the top of his hamstrings,” it is said.

“However there was a belief amongst coaching staff that Ozil could have played without much discomfort, but cited the back issue knowing it gave him a genuine reason not to suffer the the ignominy of being a substitute during a north London derby.”

This revelation will surely spark an uproar in the Arsenal fanbase that have for long demanded to know the mystery behind the club highest earner's unsettled career. They will no doubt be disappointed with such behaviour from such a high-profiled player.

Ozil's exclusion from the team that made a trip to Belarus few days ago amounted to him missing his 100th game since joining Arsenal in 2013.

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