Arsenal will be delighted with news that Mesut Ozil may return to action six weeks faster than his initial diagnosis of 12 weeks, giving Arsene Wenger some breathing room in regards to his injury crisis, Metro reports.
The 26-year-old was said to sidelines for around 12 months after picking up knee injury during the Gunners’ clash with Chelsea which resulted in Jose Mourinho coming out on top with a 2-0 scoreline.
Wenger came out say that the German World Cup winner could make a return a lot sooner than expected despite not knowing he actually picked up the knock until the national team staff reported it.
“He is out for a while now, I think at least six weeks,” said the Frenchman.
“I didn’t even know about it. At half-time, just before we went out, the physio told me he had a little pain in his knee, but it’s not bad and he wanted to go on,
“I told him ‘if you don’t feel well tell me and I will take you off straight away’, but he never did and I left him on because we needed to find a goal.”