Arsenal are going through their final preparations for the visit to Burnley and Arsene Wenger has named his starting eleven.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) November 26, 2017
There aren’t many surprises in the selection with just one change from last weekend’s impressive North London Derby win over Tottenham Hotspur.
However, that one change is a big one with Mesut Ozil missing out due to illness, with Alex Iwobi taking his place as part of an attacking front three with Alexis Sanchez and Alexandre Lacazette.
Ozil was in sparkling form last week against Spurs and not having him available is undoubtedly a blow for the Gunners, who know that a victory against Burnley will see them shoot up into the top four of the English Premier League.
The German international is a creative powerhouse and without that, breaking down what is an impressive Burnley defensive unit could well prove to be much more difficult.
Can Arsenal still get the result they need?
Supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts on his absence…
Ozil is either the most sickly footballer of all time, or we need to work on our excuses. https://t.co/gA6ppNTNzO
— Matt Verri (@GoonerMV) November 26, 2017
No Ozil today due to illness. I would have started Wilshere or Welbeck instead to inject some more drive in our attack, but overall strong team
— Sebarivers (@Sebariverss) November 26, 2017
No Ozil. So Alexis will not pass to anyone.. Not feeling good about this game. https://t.co/F5lv0Sy9Bx
— Rajasimhan (@simhan87) November 26, 2017
HAS to go Jack over Iwobi with Ozil out surely #Afc
— Kanö 〽️ (@Kane2602) November 26, 2017
Ozil out with illness again?! Pull the other one, Arsenal…
— Nick Palmer (@Nick_Palmer1988) November 26, 2017
— RichArse Gooners (@RichArseHouston) November 26, 2017
Ozil didn’t fancy a trip up Burnley smh https://t.co/LjEFai9RnO
— Flint Lockwood (@marvinxfunkyman) November 26, 2017
Ozil ill for the 3001738291st time https://t.co/ggf3zT4c5Z
— Alexandre Lacazette is better than Alvaro Morata (@TwoFourFours) November 26, 2017
No Özil, might not watch https://t.co/KrAH3tvSKZ
— Josh (@BigMesutOzil) November 26, 2017