Arsenal’s Ozil Out for Up to 12 Weeks

Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil has been ruled out for 10 to 12 weeks with a knee injury.

The midfielder has suffered “partial lateral collateral ligament tear in his left knee,” according to the German Football Federation (DFB).

The 25-year-old played in Arsenal’s 2-0 loss at Chelsea on Sunday but has not trained with the world champions since arriving at the team training camp in Frankfurt ahead of Saturday’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Poland in Warsaw.

Ozil traveled to Munich on Wednesday morning to see the national team doctor and subsequently had an MRI scan on the injury.
Mesut Ozil Celebrates With the World Cup Trophy  at the Maracana. Image: Getty.
“Having been examined by team doctor Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt today in Munich, it was discovered that he has a partial lateral collateral ligament tear in his left knee. Mesut Özil is expected to be out for ten to twelve weeks,” read a statement on the DFB’s official website.

He joins Aaron Ramsey and Mikel Arteta on the Arsenal midfield injury list and could be sidelined for the rest of the year.

The statement added: “The Arsenal attacker will also have to sit out the final two international fixtures of the year”

Germany face Gibraltar in Nürnberg in a 2016 European championship qualifier on November 14 before a friendly against Spain in Vigo on November 18.

Chelsea forward Andre Schurrle completed an individual session at the German team hotel on Tuesday. The midfielder is expected to be back in training on Thursday.

“We’re expecting Schurrle to be able to return to training tomorrow,” said ‘Die Manschaft’ spokesman Oliver Bierhoff at a news conference on Tuesday.

Germany won their opening Group D qualifier 2-1 against Scotland last month. They face Ireland in Gelsenkirchen in another Euro 2016 qualifier next Tuesday.

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