Mesut Ozil sat out Arsenal’s game against Newcastle as he recovers from a knee injury.

A surprise omission, the German allegedly has a minor knee problem, one that is expected to keep him out just long enough to miss out on the international matches.

Taking to Twitter after he watched his teammates contrive to make tough work of their game against 10 men, Ozil said

There’s no denying that he was a miss in the side as the Gunners struggled to create many clear-cut chances; you have to fancy that had Ozil been in the side we would have seen Arsenal win a lot more comfortably.

Ho-hum, they got the points, and while the performance will need to improve drastically, that’s all that really matters at the end of the day.