Arsenal Invite Fans to Copy Mesut Ozil's Celebration, People Take the Mick

Tom WebbUK Staff WriterFebruary 11, 2016

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 07:  Mesut Ozil of Arsenal celebrates as he scores their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between A.F.C. Bournemouth and Arsenal at the Vitality Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Bournemouth, England.  (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)
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Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil celebrated his opening strike in the Gunners' 2-1 win over Bournemouth on Sunday in a somewhat interesting manner—by sucking on his thumb and holding out three fingers.

The club have since decided to pay homage to their star man, asking fans to replicate the celebration for a chance to make the front cover of the next programme.

Admirably, there were a few who gave it an honest go:

@Arsenal @MesutOzil1088 #AFCCoverStar pic.twitter.com/EWeI4uawfs

— Tilton Fernandes (@tiltonferns) February 11, 2016

@Arsenal @MesutOzil1088 #YaGunnersYa #AFCCoverStar pic.twitter.com/4rmpAZP62z

— Siva Prakasam (@Sivagooner) February 11, 2016

@Arsenal @MesutOzil1088 pic.twitter.com/maU9RWgmV3

— JÖ (@Savent_) February 11, 2016

But then there were others who didn't take it quite so seriously:

@Arsenal #AFCCoverStar pic.twitter.com/raqYFbYl9v

— AFC GLEN (@AFC_GLEN) February 11, 2016

.@Arsenal #AFCCoverStar pic.twitter.com/RoL7srMWxS

— Briggsy the Octopus (@AFChymnSheet) February 11, 2016

@Arsenal front cover needs to be this guy pic.twitter.com/h3reeT6EOz

— L Suave (@DJDilute) February 11, 2016

@Arsenal @MesutOzil1088 pic.twitter.com/w0AbqUGUcx

— Karan (@Schweiniction) February 11, 2016

@Arsenal @MesutOzil1088 #AFCCoverStar pic.twitter.com/34tkw2Ga8E

— SIJÖ (@Reusda59) February 11, 2016

Not everyone was amused:

@Arsenal @MesutOzil1088 pic.twitter.com/clbjYnZwLt

— Lewis (@Dxmbele) February 11, 2016

The competition was unsurprisingly hijacked by supporters of other clubs:

#AFCCoverstar @Arsenal pic.twitter.com/iKJRcylYSW

— ㅤ (@FUCKOFFWOODWARD) February 11, 2016

Welcome to social media, Arsenal.

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