Mesut Ozil was on fire last night as he netted a first career hat-trick during Arsenal’s 6-0 demolition of Bulgarian champions Ludogorets Razgrad in the Champions League, but the World Cup winner was criticised by one man after the game.
Ozil took to social media to celebrate the victory, posting a picture alongside his team-mates in the dressing room, a decision which was criticised by former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand – and it isn’t the first time Arsenal have come under the hammer for this behaviour.
Ferdinand believes Ozil and Arsenal have nothing to celebrate and should wait until they’ve won a trophy, pointing out that the Gunners’ result last night means nothing in the grand scheme of things.
He said: “I have said it before, I wouldn’t be doing that until I have got my hands on a trophy. If that is what the boys want to do… it’s a new age.”
The comments from the former England international did not go down well on social media, though, with Arsenal fans digging out a photo of Ferdinand and his United team-mates from 2009 after their victory in the semi-final of the Champions League – the Red Devils went on to lose the final to Barcelona.
Rio Ferdinand last night: "I've said it before I wouldn't do that (changing room selfie) until I've got my hands on the trophy." pic.twitter.com/Rmro42uyDk
— TikiTakaConnor (@TikiTakaConnor) October 20, 2016
Ozil slammed by pundits after posting a photo celebrating his first-ever career hat-trick. Agenda.
— Gunnervision (@Gunner_vision) October 20, 2016
Rio Ferdinand and Richard Dunne should just shut-up and let Ozil his first ever hat-trick. They criticise everything Arsenal.
— ™©ChillBoss♠ (@Andygalant19) October 20, 2016
Rio Ferdinand should shut it. Mesut Ozil deserves to celebrate his first hattrick whichever way he likes, including posting photos. #Arsenal
— Irvine V Makuyana (@makirvine) October 20, 2016