Photo: Mesut Ozil issues rallying cry ahead of Arsenal v Dinamo Zagreb
Arsenal star Mesut Ozil takes to Instagram ahead of Champions League clash
Mesut Ozil has taken to Instagram to issue an Arsenal rallying cry ahead of the visit of Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday night.
The Gunners need to beat Dinamo and hope Bayern Munich beat Olympiacos to give the north London side a chance to finish second after a run of three defeat in four group-stage games.
Arsenal suffered a 2-1 loss to Dinamo in the Croatian capital on matchday one in September before losing to Olympiacos at The Emirates and a chastening 5-1 defeat by Bayern last time out.
And Ozil, who has been Arsenal’s most-consistent player in recent weeks, posted a short message on his Instagram page ahead of Tuesday night’s European tie.
The 27-year-old World Cup winner has scored one and has made 11 assists in 12 Premier League games so far this season.
Arsenal v Dinamo Zagreb: Match facts
• The Gunners’ 18th successive group stage campaign continued on matchday two with another defeat, Olympiacos winning 3-2 at The Emirates. They recovered their form with a 2-0 home victory over Bayern Munich before succumbing 5-1 away to the five–time champions.
• The victory against Bayern means the Gunners have won six and lost six of their last 13 home games in the competition proper.
• Last term Arsene Wenger’s men reached the last 16 for the 15th successive season but were eliminated at that stage for the fifth consecutive campaign. They lost 3-1 at home against AS Monaco and won 2-0 away.
• Arsenal also faced HNK Hajduk Split in the 1978/79 Uefa Cup second round, losing 2-1 away but winning 1-0 at home.
Ozil has also netted one goal in four Champions League games.