Bad news for the Gunners.
There is more bad news for Arsenal concerning injuries as club record £42.4m signing Mesut Ozil has suffered a knee injury whilst with the German national team and faces three months on the sidelines.
Verletzt angereist: Özil fällt 10-12 Wochen aus. Diagnose: Teilruptur des Außenbandes des linken Kniegelenkes. Gute Besserung, Mesut!
— Jens Grittner (@JensGrittner) October 8, 2014
The 25-year-old suffered the problem whilst training with Germany and was flown to Munich to have MRI scans to check on the severity of the problem.
Now the worst fears of Gunners fans have been realised as Ozil is set for a lengthy spell out and is unlikely to appear again for the North London outfit until the New Year.
It has been a difficult period for Arsene Wenger’s side in terms of fitness issues, with Mathieu Debuchy and Olivier Giroud both also out currently with long-term problems.
Added to that is Serge Gnabry, Yaya Sanogo and Theo Walcott, although all three are expected back in first team action relatively soon, with the latter having been sidelined since February with a damage to his cruciate ligament.
Ozil was away with his national team ahead of their Euro 2016 qualifiers with Poland on Saturday and the Republic of Ireland on Tuesday.
The attacking midfielder joined the club from Real Madrid in 2013 and has since made 49 appearances in all competitions.