He had much to celebrate on Saturday, after netting a goal and stylishly orchestrating his team Arsenal’s impressive dismantling of big rivals Chelsea.
But Mesut Ozil’s resounding joy from his beloved Gunners’ 3-0 victory appeared to fade just a few hours later, when he was spotted outside London hotspot Libertine.
The 27-year-old German midfielder was pictured sitting in a car with his girlfriend Mandy Capristo, who was in floods of tears during the couple’s intense conversation.
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Tears: Mesut Ozil was seen with his teary-eyed girlfriend Mandy Capristo as they sat in a car outside London hotspot Libertine on Saturday night
The brunette beauty, 26, appeared to be decidedly distraught, while her sportsman beau leaned over to run a consolatory hand through her her lustrous locks.
And, on noticing that she’d been spotted by photographers and members of the public, the singer lowered her head, before Mesut attempted to shield her.
The lovebirds first embarked on a romance in 2013 before splitting in October the following year amid suspicions that Mesut had had an affair with another woman.
Assist: The 27-year-old football ace quickly shielded his girlfriend when he noticed prying eyes
After an extended break, the pair stepped out together publicly once again in November 2015, when they arrived at the Bambi Awards.
Seemingly wanting the world to know about their reunion, the loved-up footballer posted a photo to his Instagram, using the hashtag ‘#OziStoIsBack’.
In January, Mandy took to Facebook to share a shot of herself puckering up to kiss her grinning beau.
And she appeared to explain why she’s not one of the WAGs who have become ubiquitous on tabloid pages, as she captioned the shot: ‘Privacy is a decision.’
Last year, Mesut was caught in a public row with fellow German footballer Christian Lell, who accused him of ‘muscling in’ on his romance with ex Melanie Rickinger.
Mesut and his Arsenal teammates are set to host visitors FC Basel in an anticipated Champions League clash on Wednesday night.