Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has taken to Facebook to apologise to the Arsenal fans who watched their side lose 6-3 to Manchester City on Saturday.
Following the final whistle, the defeated Arsenal players headed over to their travelling fans to thank them for their support.
However, record signing Ozil - clearly disappointed at defeat - headed straight for the changing room.
Per Mertesacker was seen lambasting his German colleague for failing to acknowledge the fans.
Since his £42.4million switch to the Emirates this summer from Real Madrid, Ozil became an instant fan favourite, and his performances since the move have justified the Gunner's belief in the playmaker.
Ozil currently tops the assist charts and racked up another yesterday.
And following the on-field blast from team-mate and friend Mertesacker, Ozil was quick to apologise to the fans he failed to applaud.
Speaking on his official Facebook account, Ozil 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.”
Manager Arsene Wenger was quizzed on the row but seemed un-troubled by the row.
"The Germans will sort that out between themselves, don't worry," he said on Arsenal.com.
Arsenal now have an eight-day wait for their next game as they look to bounce back in a crunch fixture at the Emirates against Chelsea.
Write for GiveMeSport! Sign-up to the GMS Writing Academy here: http://gms.to/1a2u3KU
DISCLAIMER: This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.