Arsenal's Per Mertesacker Blasts Mesut Ozil for Not Applauding Away Gunners Fans

BR-UK StaffFeatured Columnist IVDecember 14, 2013

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 14:  Per Mertesacker of Arsenal has words with Mesut Oezil of Arsenal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal at Etihad Stadium on December 14, 2013 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
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It wasn't a great day for Arsenal on Saturday. The Gunners lost 6-3 at Manchester City, and also saw central defender Laurent Koscielny stretchered off.

The least Arsenal players could do was applaud travelling fans after the game, but—according to the Mirror's John Cross—Mesut Ozil failed to do so:

Here's a picture which appears to show Ozil's fellow German international Per Mertesacker reading him the riot act:

Little wonder these are those who think Mertesacker deserves to be wearing the captain's armband.

Later on Saturday, Ozil offered this apology via his official Facebook page.

via Facebook

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was wasn't worried about a possible breakdown between Ozil and Mertesacker. "That is the Germans, they will sort that out between themselves," he said, as per NBC Sports.