Oezil says sorry for snubbing fans
ARSENAL playmaker Mesut Oezil has apologised to the club's fans after failing to acknowledge them following his side's heavy 6-3 defeat to Manchester City at Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
Oezil was chastised by teammate and Germany colleague Per Mertesacker after heading straight for the tunnel at the final whistle, rather than going over to applaud the visiting supporters.
The 25-year-old apologised later on Saturday, writing on his official Facebook page: "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."
Meanwhile, Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is likely to face disciplinary action after being pictured raising his middle finger towards City's fans during the same game.