Arsenal Handed Yet Another Injury Scare

By on October 8, 2014


Arsenal have been dealt yet another injury scare after Mesut Ozil was sent for an MRI scan on a knee problem, the German Football Association have confirmed today.

Ozil played for Arsenal during our 2-0 loss to Chelsea on Sunday before flying out to Frankfurt on Monday to link up with the rest of the Germany squad for the two week international break.

However, the 25-year-old was forced to sit out of Joachim Lows first training session on Tuesday after complaining of pain in his left knee and stayed back at the team hotel along with Chelsea’s Andre Schurrle – who is following an individual training regime.

There were hopes the problem would relent over night but the DFB [German Football Association] announced earlier on Wednesday that Ozil has now travelled to Munich with national team doctor Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt to undergo an MRI scan on his knee.

A statement on there website read:

Mesut Özil did not participate on Wednesday morning on the training of the German national team. The player Arsenal had come with complaints in the left knee to the meeting point of the DFB team to Frankfurt , on Wednesday morning , he traveled to Munich to National Dr. Müller -Wohlfahrt , to undergo an MRI examination.

Arsene Wenger will be anxiously awaiting further news as another injury is the last thing the boss would want right now – particularly after our disappointing start to the new season.

We’ve already had to deal with the likes of Theo Walcott, Aaron Ramsey, Mikel Arteta, Mathieu Debuchy and Olivier Giroud being out in recent weeks so to have Ozil join them on the sidelines would be a major blow.

The playmaker has often been criticised for his performances in an Arsenal shirt but his displays have been improving in recent weeks, especially when he’s been played through the middle, so it would be a cruel blow if he was to pick up an injury just as he’s starting to find some form.

We should learn more over the next 24 hours but Ozil is now a major doubt to take part in Germany’s upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers against Poland and Republic of Ireland. I have no problem with him missing those games as it will give him some much-needed rest time, but fingers crossed he’ll be fit to face Hull City next weekend.

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