Having recently signed a club record £350,000 per week contract, Arsenal fans may be forgiven for expecting to see good performances from their German star Mesut Ozil on a fairly consistent basis.
On Thursday night, however, he was largely anonymous in Arsenal's 3-0 home loss to Manchester City, much as he was in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday, which saw Arsenal again lose 3-0 to City.
Unsurprisingly, the cruel world of Twitter was not kind to Ozil, with fans of both Arsenal and other clubs not holding back. Here is a selection of some of the best comments.
How is Mesut Ozil the highest-paid player on this pitch?— Craig Hope (@CraigHope_DM) March 1, 2018
Anyone else noticed a massive dip in Mesut Ozil’s form since he signed his new 300k per week contract ?— Martin Wengrow (@MartinWengrow) March 1, 2018
Mesut Ozil earns 150k more than Eden Hazard every week, just let that sink in...— Mod (@CFCMod_) March 1, 2018
Ouch... Best steer clear of social media for a few days Mesut!