Arsenal star in swap-gate… Twitter fumes

Arsenal’s first half performance was excellent. 1-0 up through Olivier Giroud, the Gunners just need to stay focused and push on for the two strikes they need to get through… but Mesut Ozil has provided an unwelcome sideshow.

The German was one of the Gunners’ better players in the opening 45 minutes, but when Geofrey Kondogbia requested his shirt, he may have been better off declining. But the pass-master did the deed, and now the footballing world is well and truly divided.

In truth, there are far, far, FAR worse things that can happen on the pitch, however, swapping shirts at HT when your team are trailing on aggregate and facing Champions League elimination doesn’t send out a great message. Just ask Mario Balotelli about the storm that usually follows such an act…

Naturally Twitter reacted, and here are some of the best tweets…