Mesut Özil isn’t having the best of his time. From failing to get playtime on the field to the recent ongoing clash with club gaffer Unai Emery, the German midfielder’s future as a Gunner gets uncertain as days pass. And now, EA Sports has also slepped in to take a light poke at the player, through promoting Özil’s newest ‘Ultimate Scream’ FUT player card in FIFA 20.
Being benched twice in a row now, in Friday’s UEFA Europa League away face off against Vitoria and in today’s Premier League clash against Crystal Palace at home, the 31 year old is on his way to become a ‘ghost’ in the Gunners squad. Even though the club management is facing a huge backlash from the fans for not giving playtime to their beloved German, the EA Sports social media team has jumped right on the occasion.
Check out EA Sports FIFA’s weekly objectives tweet below, where the central attacking midfielder is addressed to “haunt your opponents.”
.@MesutOzil1088 will haunt your opponents 👻
— EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) October 25, 2019
Despite the trolling, the retired German international is rated 87, and some impressive stats, such as 88 passing, 86 dribbling and 82 pace and shooting. However, the ratings have got a subsequent drop from his 91 rated FUT card in FIFA 17.
Özil arrived in north London in 2013 from Real Madrid on a speculated fee of £42.5 million, and has scored 32 times in 167 appearances. He was also an integral part of the German national team that lifted the 2014 FIFA World Cup trophy.