Mesut Ozil has sent Petr Cech a humorous congratulatory message after the goalkeeper’s shock inclusion in Chelsea’s Premier League squad.
The 32-year-old has had a lot of free time after being left out of Arsenal’s Premier League and Europa League squads this season.
While it has riled up some unhappy Arsenal fans, the former Real Madrid play-maker has been spending his time away from the team on social media…and he has been quite busy on Twitter.
Ozil showed his support to his Arsenal teammates during their Europa League trip to Austria against Rapid Vienna.
Among his tweets yesterday there was an interesting one sent to former Arsenal teammate Petr Cech, who is now officially part of Chelsea’s Premier League squad despite his role as the club’s technical and performance advisor.
— Petr Cech (@PetrCech) October 22, 2020
“What a week to Petr Cech,” he wrote on Twitter.
“On Tuesday, [he was] named in Chelsea’s PL squad for the 2020/21 season.
“On Thursday, starting for Rapid Vienna against his former club [Arsenal].
The latter part of the tweet was a reference to Rapid Vienna goalkeeper Richard Strebinger – who wore headgear similar to what Cech used to wear – during the game against Arsenal.
— Ice-Cold 💨 Ederson (@Head_91) October 22, 2020
While the first part of his tweet might have been intended as a jab to Arsenal after his exclusion from their squad — who knows?
It is certainly odd that Arsenal could not fit Ozil into their squad while Chelsea just named an officially retired player as an emergency backup in theirs.