Arsene Wenger has confessed that he is unsure about Mesut Ozil's fitness after the German's recent return from injury. The 28-year-old came back as a subsitute on Monday night in Arsenal's 2-0 win over West Brom, after being out for a few weeks with a minor knee issue.
Speaking to BBC Sport, Wenger said about Ozil: “He just came back from a knee problem, and he hasn’t practiced a lot in the last two weeks. I didn’t know really how much he has lost on the fitness front.”
It is unclear whether Ozil will return to the starting line-up, since his absence Arsenal have looked very impressive, particularly in their 0-0 draw away from home against defending champions Chelsea.
Arsenal have a busy week ahead they take on BATE Borisov in the Europa League in Russia on Thursday night. Then on Sunday they play newly promoted Brighton at The Emirates in a Premier League clash.