TURKEY – Mesut Ozil has urged Arsenal fans to support Mikel Arteta, after he completed his move to Fenerbahce on Sunday.
The 32-year-old saw his deal with the Gunners terminated, which ensured he joined the Turkish club as a free agent.
It brought his seven-and-a-half-year stay at the Emirates to an end.
Ozil has been frozen out by Arteta since the new season started and excluded from both the Premier League and Europa League squads.
There has been rumours that the pair fell out and that Ozil’s omission from the squad was to do with more than just his performances.
But, in a lengthy message to Gooners, Ozil urged fans to keep faith with the ‘current staff no matter the results’.
“Now more than ever we must all be behind the team. This season is a tough one for every team in the Premier League, and that is why we must all back the current squad and staff no matter the results,” his post read in part.