Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has hit back at Piers Morgan after the pair had a back and forth confrontation on social media.
Mesut Ozil aimed a brutal put-down in the direction of Piers Morgan during a back and forth between the pair on Twitter.
Ozil has slipped totally out of favour at Arsenal in recent months, and has been using his time on the sidelines to up his social media game.
While his team-mates have been on the pitch, Ozil has often been found tweeting about the games as they progress.
Ahead of Arsenal’s meeting with Leeds United at Elland Road on Sunday, Ozil posted on Twitter: “Let’s goooooo.”
The tweet prompted a response from Gunners fan Morgan, who replied: “I wish you would, Mesut. For your sake and Arsenal’s.”
Ozil chose to respond, and his answer could certainly raise a few eyebrows.
“Piers, was that really you, or was your phone hacked?” was Ozil’s response.
Morgan is never shy of a response and he fired back with a couple of tweets of his own.
“First tackle you’ve put in this season – well done!,” he said, which was followed up with a more lengthy response.
Morgan wrote: “I must say Mesut Ozil I admire your nerve in trolling Arsenal fans who pay your wages given you’re getting £350k-a-week of OUR money to sit on your a*se doing f*ck all. Try training as hard as you work on being a clever dick. Then the manager might pick you.”
The Gunners went on to play out to a goalless draw against Leeds to the dismay of many fans.
Ozil remains out of favor at the Emirates and has been excluded from the Gunners Premier League and Europa League squads.
The German is in the final year of his contract at the club and he is expected to leave come next summer.