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Arsenal star Mesut Ozil still on holiday while Alexis Sanchez returns to training

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil will miss the Gunners pre-season tour of Scandinavia this week as he enjoys his extended break according to manager Arsene Wenger.

The Chilian international who stared at the Copa America Alexis Sanchez and Wales’ Euro 2016 hero Aaron Ramsey will be included in the pre-season squad for the tour. The news may come as a surprise seeing that both Sanchez and Ramsey also participated in international competition over the summer.

Wenger also stated that Koscielny and Olivier Giroud will not be present for the tour.

“Not all of [the international players will be back],” Wenger told Arsenal’s official website.

“But Ramsey will be involved, Sanchez will be involved.

“The latest players coming back will not be involved, that’s Ozil, Giroud and Koscielny, they are the last ones and I don’t think they will be involved on the tour on Thursday, but all the others will.”

Arsenal will take on the Norwegian leaguue side Viking FK on Friday evening before making the trip to Sweden to face Manchester City on Sunday. The Gunners ended their tour of the United States with a 3-1 victory over the Mexican side Chivas.

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