‘Gunner for life’ Ozil trolls Tottenham after Carabao Cup final defeat

Mesut Ozil was quick to troll Tottenham after their Carabao Cup final defeat to Manchester City on Sunday.

The former Arsenal man, who now plays for Fenerbahce, was on Twitter on Sunday night to rub salt into the wounds of Spurs. Tottenham were well beaten but lost just 1-0 after a late Aymeric Laporte header. The defeat condemned Spurs to yet another trophyless season. Spurs have now gone 14 years without a trophy as Daniel Levy’s decision to axe Jose Mourinho failed to pay dividends.

Ryan Mason took charge of Spurs for the final after being given the reins until the end of the season. But Spurs hardly laid a glove on the impending Premier League champions.

And Ozil, whose departure at Arsenal was long and drawn out, proved he was a “Gunner for life” with a three-word tweet, revelling in Spurs’ defeat.

The midfielder tweeted: “It remains dusty…#LeagueCupFinal.”

Meanwhile, a trusted journalist has given a three-word update on Newcastle’s pursuit of a permanent deal for Joe Willock.

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Willock chase

Steve Bruce recently admitted that he would ‘love’ the opportunity to bring in the Arsenal man on a full-time contract. To that end, the Magpies are expected to pursue a deal, if the Gunners make the midfielder available for transfer.

But when asked by a Newcastle fan on Twitter if he thinks the club will sign Willock, journalist Alan Nixon said it would be ‘down to price’.

At this stage it remains a waiting game, with five games of the Premier League season remaining.

Willock has scored some vital goals for Newcastle this season, including strikes against Southampton, Tottenham and Burnley. He was at it again in stoppage time at Anfield as he netted in the 1-1 draw against Liverpool.

Bruce will be hoping that Arsenal are reasonable in their valuation of the 21-year-old. However, a report on Sunday suggested that may not be the case, with the Gunners wanting £20m figures for fringe men Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Eddie Nketiah.

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