The knee knock sustained by Mesut Ozil in Germany’s 5-3 win against Sweden last night won’t keep the midfielder from playing in Saturday’s Premier League clash against Norwich, despite early reports to the contrary.
According to the Press Association the 25-year-old (Happy Birthday for yesterday champ) was only substituted as a precaution with the German Football Association unaware of any serious repercussions. Ozil scored just before half-time as his country came from two-nil down to win in Stockholm but left the field of play inside the last ten minutes.
For Arsenal fans starved of proper football for two weeks Ozil’s fitness fillip sets up the mouthwatering prospect of a link-up with Santi Cazorla who is set for a long awaited return after nearly six weeks sidelined with an ankle problem. The likes of Theo Walcott and Bacary Sagna are also closing in on full fitness while Lukas Podolski, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Abou Diaby are also believed to be making decent progress.
Arsene will no doubt update everybody on the status of the squad in the next 48 hours, fingers crossed everybody has survived unscathed.
In other news, Nacho Monreal says Arsenal can compete for trophies on a number of fronts given their terrific start to the season. Speaking to Arsenal Player, the Spanish international, played up the optimism at London Colney:
“The players’ confidence [is different this season]. You can tell that they are very enthusiastic, very happy, the results are going our way and logically that makes everything easier. We have a happy group and that is very important to playing football well.
“I would not say just one [trophy], I would say a few,” he said when asked whether the Gunners can end their trophy drought.
“Of course that is very tough to achieve.The Premier League is very difficult, the Champions League, these are major trophies but we are on a good run.
“We are top of the table, it is still early doors, but we will take every game as it comes and at the end hopefully we’ll win a title.”17,737 views