Ozil responds to Instagram hack with 'fake news' post

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The Germany international seemed to post a picture of his former flame, only for him to move quickly and explain the situation

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has confirmed that his Instagram was hacked after a picture was posted of him alongside his ex-girlfriend.

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As Ozil's Germany team-mates were celebrating their Confederations Cup success in Russia, Ozil's account posted a picture of him holding former flame Mandy Capristo with the caption: "I know I messed up Mandy but will always love you."

The post was quickly spotted by Gunners supporters, but Ozil moved quickly to assure fans that he had in fact been the victim of a hack.

He soon followed that up with a more detailed post which featured him alongside his current girlfriend and former Miss Turkey winner, Amine Gulse.

He wrote on Twitter: "As you may have seen my account was hacked this evening. Thanks to my team and Instagram for assisting me today in getting back control of my Instagram.

"Sorry to the media but it's time to kill the stories and false headlines now. The story is FAKE NEWS."