Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that playmaker Mesut Ozil is a major doubt for the midweek Premier League clash against Huddersfield Town.
The 29-year-old missed the Gunners’ crucial 1-0 win over Burnley at Turf Moor on Sunday afternoon through illness.
Wenger’s side needed an injury-time penalty from star man Alexis Sanchez to see off their Premier League rivals and move into the league’s top-four.
After the game, Wenger explained Ozil’s omission from the squad.
“I haven’t seven seen him,” said the Arsenal boss, as quoted by the Metro.
“The doctor came to see me and said he had to travel back home, he was in the hotel with us.
“Certainly he will be short for Wednesday”
Arsenal appeared to miss Ozil’s creativity in midfield on Sunday but still managed to earn a valuable three points, which sees them move above north London rivals Tottenham in the league table.
The game at Turf Moor was a repeat of last season’s meeting between the two sides at the Emirates Stadium where the Gunners needed an 98th-minute petulantly from Sanchez to steal the three points.
It was the third consecutive game where Arsenal needed a stoppage-time winner to beat the Clarets.
The Gunners must now turn their attention to the Premier League showdown with Huddersfield at the Emirates on Wednesday evening.
Ozil will be a big miss for the north London club but after back-to-back league victories, but Wenger will feel confident his side have enough quality to see off the newly-promoted team.
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