After the shock omission of Mesut Ozil for our game against Burnley on Sunday, Arsene Wenger has explained why the German missed the match.
Ozil trained with his team mates as usual on Saturday ahead of the game, but wasn’t named in the squad or even on the bench for the game which we won 1-0 thanks to a 92nd minute
controversial well-deserved penalty, just about put away by Alexis Sanchez.
Arsene Wenger said:
“He woke up with sickness and we have to get him home. That’s why he’s not involved at all. The doctor came to see me and said he had to travel back home. He was in the hotel with us. He travelled up with us, then travelled back…”
Arsene Wenger has also admitted Ozil could be short for our game on Wednesday against Huddersfield at The Emirates, yet another must win game for our resurgent Gunners. Huddersfield gave Man City a scare on Sunday afternoon after going 1-0 up on the stroke of half time, so will be no pushovers for Arsenal this week.
Arsene Wenger may well decide to give Ozil the week off as we then face Manchester United at The Emirates next Saturday night, a huge game if we are to push for a title challenge with United sitting in second place and us in fourth and it would be a huge bonus if Ozil could be fully fit and ready for that game (please footballing Gods).