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

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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Tom WebbUK Staff WriterJanuary 1, 2017

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:

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

.@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

Not everyone was amused:

The competition was unsurprisingly hijacked by supporters of other clubs:

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