Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has played down injury fears from supporters after he was substituted for Germany in Tuesday night’s win over Northern Ireland. The 27-year-old was brought off at half-time for Manchester City’s Ilkay Gundogan, but took to Twitter after the game to refute any suggestions of injury.
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) October 11, 2016
It’s been a lukewarm start to the season for Ozil, who is yet to register an assist in the Premier League, despite coming off the back of a campaign that saw him creating 19 goals in the top-flight alone. But the German has been getting among the goals more which is something he’s long been keen to add to his game, while still creating chances.
There were suggestions of a potential exit with contract talks stalling but Ozil appears happy to remain at the Emirates Stadium for the foreseeable future. He’s been ever present in 2016/17, and supporters will be relieved that the talented playmakers hasn’t incurred any serious injury on international duty.
It’s long been a staple for Arsenal players to return from the international break with an injury or two keeping them out of their next league game, but Ozil looks primed to start on Saturday at home to Swansea City. Arsenal are 2/7 to win against the Swans, and their German maestro will be hoping to finally get an assist to his name in the league this season.