Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has shaken off an ankle injury he picked up in their 2-0 win over Everton last weekend and will be able to feature for Germany against England, London Evening Standard reports.
Ozil was unable to participate in the German team’s first day of training this past week with pain in his ankle, but both the Gunners and Die Mannschaff were not concerned with what seemed to be only a slight problem.
And the attacking midfielder has resumed training with the national team, confirming that he will be available for their crunch clash against the Three Lions this Saturday.
“Everything was good, I’m fit for the weekend,” he told Bild.
Germany boss Joachim Lowe has revealed that he has no intention of fielding a weaker team when they play England this weekend and then Italy on Tuesday, despite naming a high number of 26 players with the intent of giving everyone some game time.
“We purposefully chose two strong opponents, and look forward to what will be two special matches,” he said.
“We always have interesting matches against England and Italy. For that reason we increased the size of the squad.
“Every player will have the opportunity to stand out, both in training and on the pitch – it’s their last chance before squad nominations.”
Ozil, 27, has made 38 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring seven goal and supplying 19 assists.