Ozil sorry for fans snub

  • Last Updated: December 15 2013, 12:06 GMT

Mesut Ozil has apologised for failing to acknowledge fans after Arsenal's 6-3 hammering at Manchester City.

Ozil: Apologised for his actions at the end of the game
Ozil: Apologised for his actions at the end of the game

The German playmaker headed straight for the dressing room after the final whistle at the Etihad Stadium while his team-mates went over to applaud travelling supporters.

Mesut Ozil

11. Mesut Ozil

Title Number
Appearances 32 (2)
Goals 10
Assists 8
Yellows 2
Reds 0
*Current Season

His actions appeared to incur the wrath of defender Per Mertesacker, who remonstrated with his fellow German as he left the field.

Now Ozil, who has had a huge influence since his deadline-day arrival from Real Madrid, accepts he should not have done as he did.

In a statement on his website, www.mesutoezil.com, the 25-year-old said: "Sorry I didn't thank the fans at the end of the game!

"You have been brilliant to me and I know you had travelled a long way and spent your money to support us.

"I was upset with the result and know I should have come to you to say 'thank you' and I know it is a big Arsenal tradition win, lose or draw."

The defeat at City saw the Gunners' lead at the top of the Barclays Premier League cut to two points.

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