Ozil will be ruled out until the new year.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has spoken about playmaker Mesut Ozil during a television appearance in France this evening, report the Mail, with the Frenchman confirming that the former Real Madrid man will be out until at least January after exacerbating an injury that he picked up during the World Cup with Germany.
Wenger also spoken about the form of Ozil before he got injured and defended his displays for Arsenal during a relatively quiet first twelve months at the club – and suggested that fans won’t be seeing the best of the German international until next season and the future:
“He will not be back until January. He came back from the World Cup with an injury. He had a very good first season with us. I think we will see the best of Ozil in the seasons to come.”
The Gunners signed Ozil for a club record fee from Real Madrid in the summer 2013 transfer window after a lot of complaints from the club’s fanbase about an unwillingness to spend money on big name players – although many believe that Ozil’s displays since linking up with Wenger haven’t justified the outlay.
Poor recent form from the club may suggest that they are missing Ozil, however, whilst the return to the team of Theo Walcott would also mean that the German can have more of an impact, with the two likely to link up well.