Mesut Ozil has been one of the outstanding Premier League players of the season

By London correspondent Tony Hughes

Mesut Ozil was withdrawn as a precaution in Arsenal’s 2-0 win at Everton on Saturday, according to Arsene Wenger.

The Gunners manager is confident that Ozil has not suffered damage to his ankle ligaments after consulting with the club’s medical team.

The Germany playmaker was substituted 74 minutes into the clash at Goodison Park and limped off the pitch to cause a wave of anxiety among Arsenal supporters.

Wenger revealed in his post-match media conference that Ozil had been taken off amid fears he had suffered a ligament problem but he was quite confident that is not the case.

“It is an ankle problem, but it looks more of a kick than a ligament problem,” Wenger revealed at his post-match media conference.

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Goals from Danny Welbeck and Alex Iwobi had helped the Gunners get their Premier League title bid back on track in what was their most convincing performance for months.

In other Arsenal injury news, Arsene Wenger gave an update on the fitness of Cazorla, Wilshere, Ramsey and Petr Cech.