Arsenal’s most talented midfielder Mesut Ozil has had time off sick quite a few times this season and it would appear that he is set to miss the second leg of our Europa League tie against Ostersunds on Thursday as well.
And, according to Arsene Wenger, he will have to build his fitness up again before being certain to play in our League Cup Final against Man City on Sunday. Wenger said: ‘His immune system is in trouble and I don’t know why. We hope we can improve that medically. ‘He came back from Ostersund [where Arsenal won the first leg 3-0] on Thursday night, practised Friday and Saturday.
‘Since Monday, he was in bed. Today was the first session. ‘I would certainly have played him but because he was sick, he will have to work hard and he will not be involved against Ostersund. He should be OK for Sunday.’
This is the fourth time Ozil has suffered from undefinied ‘illnesses’ this season, and there are certain members of the Arsenal clan that are not completely convinced that the German is just feigning illness to spend more time with his new betrothed Amine Gulse, who he is set to wed in Turkey this summer after the World Cup is over.
Ozil himself didn’t help matters when he posted this pic on his Instagram on Monday, when he was supposed to be ‘in bed’.
So, I can quite believe Wenger when said Ozil was in bed. But with whom???