Arsenal Hit with Huge Injury Blow to Mesut Ozil

Mesut OzilThe German Football Federation confirmed that Arsenal midfielder and German international Mesut Ozil would miss up to 12 weeks of action.

Ozil was ruled out due to a partially torn ligament in his knee. The 25-year old played all 90 minutes in Arsenal’s loss on Sunday at Stamford Bridge versus Chelsea, but then flew to Munich to have an MRI performed, after joining the German national team for their upcoming round of qualifiers for Euro 2016.

Ozil sat out the first training session Tuesday after it was detected he had a problem with his knee.

A spokesperson with the German Football Federation, Jens Grittner wrote on the federation’s Twitter page that Ozil had arrived in Germany already injured and would be out between 10 and 12 weeks.

Grittner added that the injury was a partial tear of the lateral ligament and wished Mesut a quick recovery.

In an official statement, the German Football Federation said that the playmaker for Arsenal had complained of left knee pain when he arrived in Frankfurt.

The statement added that a MRI scan at the office of the national team’s doctor Dr. Hans Wilhelm Mullter-Wohfarht revealed the partial tear of the collateral ligament in the left knee.

Treatment, read the statement, would be non-operative including immobilization for six weeks for the knee, with Ozil likely out for up to 12 weeks, but possibly returning in 10 weeks.

The Arsenal midfielder has had some trouble recapturing the form he had that helped Germany to the title at the World Cup in Brazil.

The club-record signing for the Gunners has scored just once this season while registering only one assist in English Premier League action. Ozil has also scored once during Champions League action.

Amongst key fixtures he will likely miss are November visits by Manchester United and a Champions League match versus Borussia Dortmund.

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