Photos: Ozil and Walcott issue rallying cries ahead of Zagreb v Arsenal

Mesut Ozil and Theo Walcott both reveal their excitement ahead of Arsenal's Champions League opener

A photo posted by Mesut Özil (@m10_official) on

Mesut Ozil and Theo Walcott both took to social media to express their excitement ahead of Arsenal’s Champions League opener against Dinamo Zagreb on Wednesday night.

The Gunners travelled to Croatia on Tuesday afternoon after completing their final training session in the build-up to their European clash.

Ozil is clearly looking forward to the game as he bids to help Arsene Wenger’s men commence their group-stage campaign with an away victory.

The Germany international posted the picture above of him boarding the Arsenal plane on his personal Instagram account on Tuesday evening and wrote:

Meanwhile, Ozil’s Arsenal team-mate Walcott was also clearly looking forward to Wednesday’s game.

The England international shared the photo below on his own Instagram account and wrote: “Champions League is Back!”

A photo posted by Theo Walcott (@theowalcott) on

Midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain share the photo below and added: “Champions league ⚽️”

This is Arsenal’s 18th successive group-stage campaign. Last season they reached the round of 16 for the 15th time in a row but again departed at that stage – as in the previous four campaigns.

Dinamo were beaten 5-1 on aggregate by Arsenal in the 2006-07 third qualifying round, losing 3-0 at home and 2-1 away.

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