Mesut Ozil reveals mood in Arsenal dressing room after Alexis Sanchez bust-up reports
Mesut Ozil has posted a message of support after ‘hard days’ at Arsenal. (Getty Images)

Mesut Ozil admits there have been ‘hard days’ at Arsenal following their heavy defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

Barring a miracle turnaround, the Gunners are out of Europe after being beaten 5-1 by the German champions at the Allianz Arena.

Follow the loss, reports claimed that Alexis Sanchez was at the centre of a dressing room bust-up with his team-mates.

Arsenal face Sutton United in the FA Cup on Monday evening, but Ozil seemingly confirmed his absence on Snapchat with a picture of himself in a plane just hours before kick-off.

Ozil followed that up with a message of support to his Arsenal team-mates on Instagram.

He wrote: ‘We’ve had hard days here at Arsenal after our last match! But we have to find focus again, Gooners! Wish you a successful week. #COYG.’

Ozil has faced heavily criticism over his performance against Bayern last week, but the midfielder’s agent believes the backlash from fans has been excessive.

‘Criticism is normal if a player plays badly,’ Dr Erkut Sogut told BBC Sport.

TOPSHOT - Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil reacts during the UEFA Champions League round of sixteen football match between FC Bayern Munich and Arsenal in Munich, southern Germany, on February 15, 2017.  / AFP / Christof STACHE        (Photo credit should read CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
Ozil was criticised for his display against Bayern. (AFP/Getty Images)

‘But Mesut feels people are not focusing on his performance; they are using him as a scapegoat for the team after bad results.”

‘Bayern had 74% possession

‘How can someone in the No.10 position create chances if you don’t have the ball?

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 14: Mesut Ozil and Arsene Wenger the Arsenal Manager during the Arsenal Training Session at London Colney on February 14, 2017 in St Albans, England.  (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
Ozil’s agent has defended the midfielder’s performances. (Getty Images)

‘In these games people usually target a player who cost a lot of money and earns a lot of money – that is Mesut. But he can’t be always be the scapegoat. That’s not fair.

‘Football is a team sport and Arsenal are not performing well as a team. Eleven players were on the pitch but Mesut was singled out for criticism. Was he the reason that Arsenal conceded five goals?’

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