Wenger Offers Mesut Ozil Injury Update

By on December 29, 2013

Arsenal beat Newcastle United 1-0 on Sunday afternoon to ensure we finish 2013 top of the Premier League table.

Olivier Giroud grabbed the winner midway through the second half to secure the three points that keep us a point clear of second placed Man City.

However, we had to do it without the services of playmaker Mesut Ozil after he was ruled out of the game with a shoulder injury.

After the match, boss Arsene Wenger told Arsenal.com that the German shouldn’t be out long term and will be available again in about a week.

on how bad [Mesut] Ozil’s injury is…

It is an inflamed shoulder, it should be one more week maybe less, I don’t know, but not a long time.

Thankfully the injury isn’t serious and it sounds like he could be back to face Tottenham on the 4th Jan. Failing that, he will be available to take on Aston Villa on the 13th.

A break will do him good as well. He was in need of a rest and we should be able to beat Cardiff at home on New Years Day without him, and he would probably have been rested against Spurs in the FA Cup anyway.



    December 29, 2013 at 10:11 pm


  2. john Odunukan

    December 29, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    I wil be very happy of Arsenal gets a GƠ̴̴̴̴͡.̮Ơ̴͡d striker in January to bolster our chances of winning the EPL for the first time since 2004. I am nervous. Up gunners. 2013 is a great year for us

  3. Ogbegeri kolawole

    December 30, 2013 at 2:39 am

    A good victory 4 arsenal, i hope we can get a quality striker in the january transfer window. Up gunners!

  4. jamescadar

    December 30, 2013 at 3:23 am

    Slowly but surely we are getting there wether we play well or not 3 point is all that mattars.

  5. Victor madegwa

    December 30, 2013 at 3:45 am

    We realy need lethal striker who will steer us to winning glory for epl nd champions league pliz arsene?

  6. christopher chembe

    December 30, 2013 at 4:14 am

    yes indeed we need another striker!

  7. charles Chukwudi

    December 30, 2013 at 5:36 am

    Please arsenal wenger, buy us a top goal machine. This is what arsenal need right now. Infact watching olivier missing a couple of chances, is very very painful.We shouldn’t have been under pressure yesterday,if he did scored the second goal. but he missed just an empty net. It is quite a polling.