Arsene Wenger Offers Mesut Ozil Injury Update
Arsene Wenger has given an update on the fitness of Mesut Ozil after he was forced off at half-time against Bayern Munich after picking up a hamstring injury
Arsenal crashed out of the Champions League on Tuesday night despite a spirited 1-1 draw against Bayern Munich in the second leg at the Allianz Arena.
Record summer signing Mesut Ozil was forced off at half-time after picking up a hamstring injury and it looks like we’re going to have to do without his services for the foreseeable future.
Speaking late last night after the game, boss Arsene Wenger gave Arsenal.com an update on the playmakers fitness and ha revealed that the hamstring injury looks ‘quite serious’.
Ozil has already been ruled out of Sunday’s North London Derby against Tottenham at White Hart Lane and while scans today should give a clearer indication of how long he’ll be out for, Wenger fears it will be ‘at least a few weeks’.
He told the clubs website:
on Mesut Ozil…
He has a hamstring problem that looks quite serious.
on how long he will be out for…
I don’t know.
on whether Ozil will miss the Spurs game…
For sure he’s out. We have to make a scan tomorrow to see how bad it is but he’s out for at least a few weeks. I hope it’s not too bad.
Ozil wasn’t having a particularly good game last night but he’s been harshly criticised in the media today, with the newspapers quickly forgetting his man of the match performance against Everton on Saturday.
It’s a huge blow to lose the German for what’s going to be a pivotal few weeks. He’ll not only miss the Spurs game, but it seems likely he’ll also miss our subsequent fixtures against Chelsea, Swansea, Manchester City and Everton. Depending on how serious the hamstring injury is, he could be out for even longer.
The injury gods are certainly not looking favourably on Arsenal once again this season and the timing of losing players like Jack Wilshere and Mesut Ozil could hardly have been worse. Thankfully it looks like Aaron Ramsey should return this weekend and it can’t come soon enough.
Hopefully we’ll hear some positive news on Ozil’s injury later this afternoon, we’ll bring you any updates if and when we get them.
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