Mesut Ozil sends ‘crucial’ message to Arsenal fans on Instagram

The Arsenal midfielder is ready for Wednesday night's 'crucial' clash against Southampton

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Mesut Ozil insists Arsenal are ready for their “crucial” clash against Southampton on Wednesday night.

The Germany international was back to his best in Arsenal’s 2-0 win against Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

Ozil has been criticised for his below-par performances in what has been a disappointing season for Arsenal as a whole.

The 27-year-old’s return is down on his 2015-16 contribution after scoring seven goals and making six assists in 29 games in the Premier League this term.

Arsenal are six points behind fourth-placed Manchester City in the hunt for Champions League football next season.

However, Arsene Wenger’s side have the chance to move to within three points of the Citizens if Arsenal beat Southampton at St Mary’s on Wednesday night.

Ozil posted the above photo on his Instagram page and wrote the following caption:

“Another crucial match is awaiting us at St. Mary’s Stadium ⚽✨ #YaGunnersYa #NeverFollow #SFCvAFC @Arsenal”

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil Photo: Mesut Ozil/Instagram

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Arsenal finished in second place in the Premier League table last term.

The Gunners will take on Chelsea in the FA Cup final at Wembley.

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