Wenger: Ozil out for Wednesday


Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Mesut Ozil will miss Arsenal’s game with Huddersfield Town on Wednesday night as a result of the illness that forced him to return to London today.

The Germany international was in line to play against Burnley but had to be replaced in the squad by Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

The Gunners won 1-0 at Turf Moor without their midfield maestro, courtesy of a stoppage-time Alexis Sanchez penalty, and the boss thinks he’ll be without Ozil in three days time.

“I haven’t even seen him,” said Wenger in his post-match press conference.

“The doctor came to see me and said we had to travel him back today. He was in the hotel with us.

“He travelled up and travelled back and we brought Maitland-Niles, who arrived at 1pm because we were only 17 [without Mesut].

“>Will he be available for Wednesday? Certainly he will be short for Wednesday.”

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