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Boss confirms Arsenal star is ruled out with hamstring injury
Joachim Low has confirmed that Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil has been ruled out of Germany’s friendly with England due to a hamstring problem.
Ozil hasn’t started for Arsenal since our Champions League first leg defeat at Bayern Munich over a month ago with illness and injury restricting him during our last five games in all competitions.
The 28-year-old failed to make the trip to the Hawthorns on Saturday after feeling a tight hamstring during the closing stages of training on Friday so Arsene Wenger didn’t risk him against West Brom.
Ozil was still allowed to link-up with the Germany squad on Monday, however, Germany manager Joachim Low has now confirmed that the Arsenal star won’t feature in Wednesday’s friendly against England.
Mesut will miss the game in Dortmund along with Julian Draxler – who’s got a hamstring problem – and striker Mario Gomez – who’s suffering from a groin complaint.
Low is quoted as saying by the Mirror:
“Those who will not play tomorrow are Ozil, who has some muscle problems. Julian Draxler has the same injury, an upper thigh muscle,”
“Mario Gomez has an adductor muscle injury and may need a few days.”
So it looks as though Ozil was in fact injured for the West Brom game so all the conspiracy theorist have been proven wrong on this occasion.
Let’s hope it doesn’t turn out to be anything serious as we need Ozil back to his best for Arsenal to help get us out of this hole we’ve found ourselves in.