Mesut Ozil throws jacket towards Everton boss Marco Silva during Arsenal defeat
Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil threw his jacket towards Everton boss Marco Silva and his coaching staff following a touchline confrontation during his side’s Premier League defeat at Goodison Park.
The incident occurred in the 83rd minute when Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin was scythed down by Shkodran Mustafi near the dugout area.
The Arsenal defender was booked as both managers argued with each other about what had happened.
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When Gunners boss Unai Emery confronted Silva, Ozil – who had been substituted with 16 minutes remaining – hurled his jacket in the general direction of the argument.
However, any ill-feeling appeared to be forgotten at the final whistle as the two managers smiled and chatted after shaking hands.
Asked for clarification on the incident, Silva told Sky Sports: “We had a moment during the game…football is emotional, he wants the best for his team and I want the best for my team also.
“I said the best of luck in the rest of the matches.”
Meanwhile, Arsenal’s chances of securing a top-four finish in the Premier League were dealt a blow by the 1-0 defeat at Goodison Park.
The Gunners struggled to create clear-cut chances throughout the match, with Ozil substituted as they chased the game, but Emery’s side remain fourth and level on 63 points with fifth-placed Chelsea, who play West Ham at Stamford Bridge on Monday night.