Arsene Wenger defends Arsenal star after nightclub visit

Arsene Wenger comes out in defence of Mesut Ozil after he was spotted in a Berlin nightclub last week

Arsene Wenger has played down Mesut Ozil’s visit to a Berlin nightclub just hours after missing an Arsenal game due to illness.

The Germany playmaker was pictured at a nightclub in his homeland shortly after Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Newcastle United in the Premier League.

ou can’t stop someone wishing happy birthday to a friend

Arsene Wenger

However, the Arsenal boss has come out in defence of the World Cup winner, insisting that he was only out to wish one of his friends a happy birthday.

Wenger told a news conference on Thursday morning: “He went out for half an hour to a birthday for his friend to wish him well.

“You can’t stop someone wishing happy birthday to a friend!”

The 26-year-old Ozil has scored three goals and made five assists in 14 Premier League games for Arsenal so far this season after missing a large portion of the first half of the campaign with a knee injury.

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He will be expecting to feature when Arsenal host Liverpool at Emirates Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday lunchtime as they look to keep their bid for Champions League qualification on track.

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