Former Arsenal star, Mesut Ozil, has taken a surprising jab at Tottenham on social media following the team's recent poor performance. The North London club has broken two unwanted records this week, leading to a significant drop in their Premier League standing.
Tottenham Hotspur is currently winless in their last five fixtures. This unfortunate streak has seen them tumble down to fifth place in the Premier League table. Their last victory was against Crystal Palace at the end of October. Since then, Ange Postecoglou’s side suffered defeats against formidable teams such as Chelsea, Wolves, Aston Villa and West Ham.
The Spurs have managed to secure only one point from a possible 15 - coming from an intense 3-3 draw against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.
In an unprecedented turn of events, Tottenham became the first side in Premier League history to fail to win five consecutive games despite taking an early 1-0 lead in each match. They also set another record by losing three consecutive home games despite going up 1-0 up in each match.
With a two-point lead at the top of the table, Arsenal are currently leading
Meanwhile, Arsenal capitalized on their North London rivals' downfall and moved to top of the table. The Gunners are now nine points ahead of Spurs which is quite a significant gap considering how competitive the Premier League table can be.
Ozil couldn't resist taking a dig at Postecoglou's side following their recent form slump. Responding to these shocking records that Spurs have broken this week:
Former Arsenal star, Ozil wrote on X (formerly Twitter):
"Who else should be able to break that record? Bottle Job FC is back."
Ozil announced his retirement from football earlier this year with a statement reflecting on his time at Arsenal. The German playmaker is considered a cult hero amongst supporters and had a significant impact on some of the current Arsenal stars during his tenure at the Emirates Stadium, including Bukayo Saka.
While Tottenham struggles to regain their footing in the Premier League, former rivals like Ozil are not missing an opportunity to poke fun at their misfortune. However, it's important to remember that football is unpredictable and Spurs might bounce back stronger from this setback.