Mesut Ozil’s somewhat understated Arsenal performances of late have provoked fiery debate, ranging from derision (did Arsenal actually pay £42m for this rubbish?) to serious reassessment of the English calendar (perhaps we do need a winter break after all?).

Either way, Arsene Wenger has given his white, German elephant a little bit of time off to go recharge his batteries.

Speculation as to how Ozil will spend his time has been rife. Perhaps he’ll take a leaf out of Giggsy’s books and get to work on his Downward Dog.

We just hope he’s OK. #PrayForMesut