Wenger expects Arsenal star to return after international scare
By Dominic Toner
Mesut Ozil is expected to be available for Arsenal’s Premier League clash against Swansea on Saturday.
The midfielder was substituted at half-time in Germany’s 2-0 win against Northern Ireland on Tuesday, which caused some fans to fear he had been injured.
Ozil, 27, later eased concerns and claimed that he was not suffering from any major injury issue.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is expecting Ozil to be fully fresh for the match against Swansea and will be likely to deploy him in the number 10 role.
“He (Ozil) told us he is completely fit,” Wenger said, as quoted by the club’s official Twitter account. “I expect him to be available, especially because he has played only one half so he doesn’t need to be rested on Saturday.”
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Ozil has been a constant threat in the Arsenal team this season and scored two goals in eight appearances across all competitions.
The German midfielder has been a phenomenal signing since he arrived at the Emirates in 2013.
He has made 125 appearances for the Gunners, scoring 22 goals and supplying 43 assists.
The former Real Madrid man will hope to aid Arsenal’s title bid, with the club just two points adrift of current league leaders Manchester City.
Arsenal face a busy schedule in the coming weeks and have five games in just 15 days, with domestic and European competitions to prepare for.
In other Arsenal team news, Chris Sutton has delivered a scathing assessment of the club’s player for his international performance.