Mesut Ozil came through his cameo for Germany on Sunday night unscathed and is in contention to return to the Arsenal starting lineup this weekend.

Ozil has missed games recently for Arsenal through illness and then a calf and thigh problem (still being reported as a hamstring even though Ozil clarified the issue). After recovering from those issues, he returned to training with Germany only to pick up a back injury.

But that itself was nothing serious and he was in training ahead of the game against Azerbaijan before being introduced as a second half substitute.

City themselves have their own injury worries ahead of the game.

Kevin De Bryune returned to the club with a groin strain and has been listed as a doubt for the trip to London. Belgium manager, Roberto Martinez,  however, has said that the problem is ‘minor’.

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