After disrespecting fans, lackluster displays and lacking in confidence, can Arsenal's record signing Ozil (right) turn things around?

WATCH: Per Mertesacker incensed with Mesut Ozil after refusing to clap away fans

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Mesut Ozil, downtrodden after their 6-3 defeat at the Etihad, slowly waltzed off the pitch, head down and deep in thought.

A shout from countryman Per Mertesacker caught his attention, and the £43 million signing looked up.

Mertesacker had called his fellow German over to join the rest of the squad in clapping the away fans, an expected gesture to show appreciation for those who made the trip despite the ugly scoreline.

Ozil was having none of it.  He threw up his hand in disgust at Mertesacker and kept walking, an action which drew the ire of the Arsenal captain.

Mertesacker ran over and the towering German defender shouted in Ozil’s ear and shook his finger angrily, reminding the attacking player who ultimately pays their paychecks:

The fans.

UPDATE: Ozil has issued an apology on his Facebook page following the incident. “Sorry I didn’t thank the fans at the end of the game!” Ozil said. “You have been brilliant to me and I know you had traveled a long way and spent your money to support us. I was upset with the result and know I should have come to say ‘thank you’ and I know it is a big Arsenal tradition win, lose, or draw.”

Manager Arsene Wenger wasn’t worried about the incident following the match, attempting to diffuse the situation by saying, “That is the Germans, they will sort that out between themselves. Don’t worry.”

Arsenal, top of the league despite the loss, have born enormous fruit in front of goal thanks to the signing of Ozil.  However, the German must remember the supporters are an important structure of the Premier League, or any sports team.

If anything, he should be thankful for those who stuck around the entirety of the match after Manchester City asserted their home dominance and forced Gunner supporters to endure a second-half drubbing.

Ozil is a newcomer to the Premier League, a league that has a history of clapping fans more than any other places he’s been before.  It’s understood he’s new to the scene, but that’s no excuse to ignore those who support you through thick and thin.

Jurgen Klopp announced as new Liverpool manager

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Enough with the speculation and reports already, because it’s finally officially official: Jurgen Klopp has been appointed the newest manager of Liverpool Football Club, the Merseyside club announced on Thursday.

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Klopp will be unveiled to the world at an introductory press conference at Anfield on Friday.

According to early reports, Klopp’s three-year contract could pay him as much as $10 million per season.

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The 48-year-old German has been out of work since stepping down at Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund following a seventh-place finish to the 2014-15 season. Klopp’s seven seasons in charge of Dortmund weren’t without success and silverware, though, as he led Der BVB to back-to-back league titles in 2011 and 2012, a German Cup triumph in 2012 and a UEFA Champions League final appearance in 2013.

PST’s Joe Prince-Wright will be at Anfield on Friday for Klopp’s unveiling, so be sure to follow JPW on Twitter and check back to PST for wall-to-wall coverage of Klopp’s first press conference as Liverpool manager.

Mourinho “working like never before” to turn Chelsea around

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Jose Mourinho got the dreaded much-needed vote of confidence from Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich last weekend, seemingly giving the Portuguese manager a temporary stay of execution despite the Blues’ worst start to a season in 37 years.

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Speaking this week, Mourinho has revealed that while he’s thankful to have been kept on at the club for which he regularly professes his love, he still thinks it was no-brainer for Abramovich. In other words, Mourinho’s not backing down from his incredible, seven-minute rant to one question following Saturday’s defeat to Southampton.

Mourinho, on what he’s doing to turn Chelsea around — quotes from the Guardian:

“It shows the confidence of Abramovich in the manager who has won three Premier League titles with this club. I thank him and I keep working.

“What’s going on? I do not know. The results with Chelsea at the moment have been really bad. I cannot hide that reality, and I don’t want to. And I struggle to find an explanation. But I assure you: I’m working like never before and we will come out of this. And there is also the Champions League that we will not neglect, for certain.”

What did you expect from Mourinho? Well, you know, I should probably be fired, but thanks to Mr. Abramovich for not realizing this and keeping me employed? It’s simultaneously interesting and the least surprising thing ever, though, that Mourinho claims to not know what’s wrong with Chelsea at the moment. Of course he has a theory (or five), and of course he’s “working like never before” to correct it.

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The most fascinating thing about Chelsea’s sluggish start to the season is to see, hear and read Mourinho speaking from a position of powerlessness. Always the clever one, the one dictating where the discussion goes, the one in charge of every press interaction, Saturday’s rant felt like watching a desperate Mourinho grasping for anything by which to pull himself back up.