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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 September 2018

'Blame us': Mesut Ozil apologises to Arsenal fans after thrashing at Liverpool

Defeat at Anfield means the London club have lost two of their opening three Premier League games, leading to renewed pressure on manager Wenger.

Mesut Ozil was part of the Arsenal team that suffered a crushing defeat to Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday. Michael Regan / Getty Images
Mesut Ozil was part of the Arsenal team that suffered a crushing defeat to Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday. Michael Regan / Getty Images

German midfielder Mesut Ozil has apologised to Arsenal fans after the 4-0 Premier League thrashing by Liverpool on Sunday.

Goals from Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, and Daniel Sturridge at Anfield ensured Liverpool ran out emphatic winners against Arsenal, who have lost two of their opening three league games following last weekend's 1-0 defeat at Stoke City.

The defeat, and the manner in which it was delivered, has led to renewed pressure and criticism of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, who faced calls from large sections of the support to step down at the end of last season before the Frenchman signed a new two-year contract.

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Following the result at Anfield, Ozil shared his frustrations in a post on Instagram and urged Arsenal to "bounce back" from such a dispiriting defeat.

"Blame us, shout at us, criticize us, but I'm also very disappointed about today's game," wrote Ozil, who will join up the the Germany national team for the international break.

"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.

"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."

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