Mesut Ozil launches coat in direction of Everton’s Marco Silva as managers clash after Shkodran Mustafi’s rash foul on Dominic Calvert-Lewin
- Mesut Ozil threw his coat in the direction of Everton boss Marco Silva amid a row
- Silva clashed with Arsenal boss Unai Emery late in the game following a rash foul
- Shkodran Mustafi brought down Dominic Calvert-Lewin on the touchline
- Ozil, subbed off earlier on, decided to back his manager and throw his coat
Mesut Ozil got involved in a touchline row between the two managers as the German launched his coat in the direction of Everton boss Marco Silva.
The creative midfielder had not long taken his place on the bench having been withdrawn with Arsenal chasing the game at 1-0 down.
But when Shkodran Mustafi produced a rash challenge on Dominic Calvert-Lewin in front of both managers, the pair clashed and Ozil decided to get involved as he threw his jacket in the direction of a seething Silva.
Mesut Ozil (R) launched his coat from the dugout in the direction of Everton boss Marco Silva
The German was left bemused as a row erupted between both managers on Sunday afternoon
Silva (left) was angry when Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi made a rash foul in front of him
Tensions were running high with the game in the balance as Arsenal looked to find an equaliser in a bid to strengthen their bid for a top-four finish.
And emotions spilled over when Mustafi halted an Everton counter-attack by ensuring Calvert-Lewin was taken down on the sideline with the ball knocked into free space.
The Arsenal defender was booked but both managers argued with each other about the incident, both holding very different views.
The clip quickly went viral on social media with one user joking Ozil showed why he is captain
Ozil’s involvement soon gathered momentum on social media on what proved another disappointing afternoon away from home as Emery’s side slipped to another defeat.
One user wrote: ‘Ozil throwing his coat at Marco Silva? No wonder Emery gave him the captain’s armband.’
Arsenal struggled to create meaningful chances as they missed the chance to keep the pressure on rivals Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham.
One user joked: ‘Ozil throwing his coat at Marco Silva was Arsenal’s most dangerous moment of the match.’
The 1-0 defeat – Phil Jagielka got the only goal of the game in the first half – sees Arsenal stay fourth after 32 games, one point behind Tottenham in third and only ahead of fifth-placed Chelsea on goal difference.
Arsenal struggled to create chances and ‘Ozil’s coat’ became the most dangerous moment
It became a running joke that the throwing of the coat was Arsenal’s ‘most attacking’ move
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