Mesut Ozil Apologises To Arsenal Fans After 4-0 Drubbing By Liverpool As Alexis Sanchez Posts Just A Picture
The Gunners were blown away by the Reds as they were humiliated in the 4-0 annihilation, while Alexis Sanchez simply posted an uncaptioned photo.
Goals from Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Daniel Sturridge made it a miserable afternoon for the Gunners, who sit 16th in the table with eight goals conceded in three games.
Ozil was one of many Arsenal players who were criticised for a lack of effort at Anfield.
And the German took the unusual step of issuing an apology on Instagram.
He said: ” Blame us, shout at us, criticize us, but I’m also very disappointed about today’s game ?.
“We wanted to achieve a positive result before the international break but we were simply not good enough during the 90 minutes and Liverpool deserved the win without a doubt.”
“Usually I’m too angry to post on social media after such frustrating days like today, but I don’t want to let this match go uncommented before traveling (sic) to the DFB Team.
“Nevertheless… Gunners, I’m sorry – especially for the fans who travelled all the way up to Liverpool to see us fighting.
“But we will try everything to improve in the next game and bounce back from the disappointment we are all feeling at the moment.”
Alexis Sanchez, who’s been linked with a Manchester City transfer, also posted a photo on Instagram – but without a caption.
The Chilean star took to social media to post a picture of himself looking at the ground, perhaps taking the final call on his future at Arsenal, as it is believed the 4-0 humiliation against Liverpool could be his last Gunners game, amid reports that he could make a deadline day switch to Manchester City.
Sanchez is keen to make a switch and like Ozil, has just a year left on his deal at the Emirates.
Goalkeeper Peter Cech admitted that the players lacked the winning mentality and did not give their best during the defeat.
Cech said: “It was quite simply unacceptable for the size of the club we are and for the team we have.”
“Obviously you can come and lose 4-0. It can happen when you fight and you are unlucky when the opponent is playing well and scoring every shot they have.”
“Then it can happen but not like it happened today because the way it happened today is totally unacceptable.”
“We were not fighting. We were not running enough. We were not winning any individual battles and as a team we completely failed to respond to their way of playing.”
“That is disappointing but we have only ourselves to blame.”