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02nd May 2017

Mesut Ozil was none too happy when asked to take a drugs test after defeat to Spurs


Darragh Murphy

Mesut Ozil was in no mood to piss in a cup on Sunday.

The Arsenal midfielder had not enjoyed his best day for the Gunners as they fell to a 2-0 defeat to arch-rivals Tottenham at White Hart Lane, guaranteeing that Spurs will finish above them for the first time in 22 years.

It was a miserable afternoon for all involved with Arsenal and manager, Arsene Wenger, didn’t even hang around for the duration of his post-match interview with Sky Sports.

The dressing room wasn’t any cheerier, by all accounts.

According to a report in the Telegraph, Ozil did not take too kindly to a request to take a drugs test shortly after the game.

The article states that the German international initially refused to comply with the procedure but, after being told that his lack of cooperation could see him fined, he went but did not go quietly.

Ozil reportedly kicked a door on his way to the test, leaving stud marks imprinted as his temper got the best of him.

Seemingly upset by the number of times he’d been randomly selected for the post-match tests this season, Ozil took it out on the White Hart Lane dressing room door.

Ozil’s contract stand-off with the club continues to rumble on and fans have grown increasingly irritated with the player’s apparent indifference on the pitch.

Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville recently criticised the 28-year-old, saying:  “I can’t be doing with watching him play football sometimes.

“That seems disrespectful from someone who was a clogger as a footballer on someone with so much talent.

“But when you’ve watched Ronaldo and Messi who give their absolute all every single match, I’m sorry but I’m not going to sit here as a football person and accept that someone plays football like he’s down a coal mine.”