Ian Wright responds to Mesut Ozil after his Facebook post

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On Friday, Mesut Ozil celebrated his four-year anniversary at Arsenal.

It’s certainly been a turbulent four years for the German in north London.

He may have won three FA Cups but the former Real Madrid star is often a scapegoat when things aren’t going well at the Emirates - which is all too often these days.

And the criticism seems to be getting to him.

Ozil wrote a lengthy Facebook post on his anniversary - but the main point he seemingly wanted to make was to confront his critics.

Ozil hits out at the haters

"Personally I’ve had to accept a lot of criticism during my time in London," Ozil said.

"‘Too expensive, too greedy, bad body language, and lacking fight’ - this is what people have said about me.

"Some of these comments are made by those who do not know me, some are made by former players - both successful and unsuccessful during their time here at the club. Although criticism is something that all football players have to deal with, I nevertheless expected legends to behave like legends - my advice to these former Gunners: stop talking and start supporting!"

Many Arsenal fans will praise Ozil for what he wrote about his haters. Telling them to shut up and start supporting the team can be seen as admirable.

Ian Wright is not happy

However, one man has reacted angrily to Ozil’s post - Ian Wright.

Wright was probably one of the legends that Ozil was aiming his Facebook message at in the first place but he isn’t having any of it.

He surprisingly hit back at Ozil in his SunSport column.

“Sign a contract, if you feel that strongly about people criticising the team — because you’re somebody who is integral to Arsenal’s success,” Wright wrote.

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“You’re not signing a deal and you’re probably going to continue to hide behind the fact Sanchez is the one that everybody’s going to say, ‘Is he going to go?’”

“A player that is not actually performing on the pitch is coming out, calling people out — and he’s not signing a contract.

“It’s laughable. When they start playing, we’ll stop criticising. Ozil has been talking a lot — but what exactly is he doing? Sign a new contract and show how much you care about Arsenal.”

He certainly didn’t hold back.

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