Arsenal star goes clubbing hours after missing Newcastle through ‘illness’.

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has struggled to convince fans that his £42m price tag was justified and they will have been less than impressed with the latest news surrounding him.

Whilst Arsenal were clinging on desperately to take all three points at St. James’ Park on Saturday, the German international was allowed to be absent from the squad because of illness.

It turns out Ozil wasn’t even in the country and instead was in Germany preparing for an international match against Australia on Wednesday.

Only hours after the final whistle of the win over Newcastle, Mesut Ozil was in Berlin’s ‘Pearl’ nightclub with his entourage.

The revelation published by Bild is unlikely to endear him any further to the hard to please Arsenal fans, who as usual have been calling for Arsene Wenger’s head this season.

A record of 14 wins in their last 16 matches has temporarily taken the heat off the Arsenal manager but Mesut Ozil may find it tough if he doesn’t return from international duty in top form.

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