Arsenal fans tweet praise for Ozil on five-year anniversary

Mesut Ozil caught the hearts of Arsenal fans in 2013 when he announced himself at his first press conference with Arsène Wenger by saying: ‘I am a Gunner.’

Ozil made his debut for Arsenal on September 14th 2013 with a trip to the Stadium of Light as Arsenal beat Sunderland 3-1 and today, five years later, Ozil is still a Gunner. After many ups and downs in his time at the Emirates and having become the club’s highest paid player ever in February, the German is still one of the most important players in Unai Emery’s current Arsenal squad.

Ozil might have had a rather slow start to the season under the new manager and have copped up a lot of criticism of late with regard to his attitude, but for Arsenal to have a successful season, Ozil will have a critical part to play.

The club’s latest challenge awaits on Saturday when they travel to St James’ Park to face Newcastle United.

Here are some of the Twitter reactions by Arsenal fans, remembering his debut in 2013..