According to reports the Arsenal and Germany international Mesut Ozil is currently carrying a minor injury and that is why the play maker has not featured for the Gunners since the win over AFC Bournemouth in the Premier League, almost a month ago now.
Other sources, however, have suggested that Arsene Wenger is not playing Ozil because of his attitude. The former Gunners defender Martin Keown has said that the boss cannot trust the German to give his full effort anymore because he has made up his mind to leave the club and not sign an extension to the contract which runs out at the end of the current season.
We have no real way of knowing whether the supposed knee inflammation is the real reason for Ozil’s absence from the Arsenal side, but the fact that the German national manager Joachim Low did not mention the player having an injury when not selcting him for the squad, merely saying he could do with a rest, does make you think.
Apparently Ozil will be available again after the international break, but even if he is, will he play? To be fair to Wenger, he does now have a very good option in the fit again and in form Jack Wilshere. In fact the England midfielder has looked sharper and more dangerous than Ozil so far, although he has only played two full games in the League cup and the Europa League so far.
Next up for Arsenal is the trip to Watford and Jack will have had two more weeks of full training to prepare, so is he ready? And will Wenger unleash him on the Premier League after this break?