Mesut Ozil has given an update on his knee injury.

The German has been absent with a knee injury since the 3-0 victory over Bournemouth.

On Thursday, Arsene Wenger said that Ozil will return to full training this week and should be in line for a start against West Brom on Monday evening.

The player himself has confirmed this on his Instagram account, assuring fans that he was in training and hoping to be back soon.

“Good news: I’m back training on the pitch. As you might have heard I’m suffering from a minor inflammation of my knee,” Ozil wrote.

“Feeling better each day now and hope to be back playing very soon!”

Ozil missed the the 3-1 win over Cologne, the 0-0 draw with Chelsea and the 1-0 win over Doncaster, though he would have only played in one of those games.

His absence from the Chelsea game was seen as a blessing in disguise, as Arsenal put in a more disciplined and hard working performance without him.

However, his creativity will be needed to break down the Tony Pulis bus that’s about to park on the Emirates turf.

Should he not be fit in time, Alex Iwobi could come into the team.

Iwobi received a surprise start against Chelsea, playing a defensive role on the right side of midfield. He’d appreciate playing with more freedom against West Brom.

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