Mesut Özil has posted an update on Instagram as he recovers from the injury that kept him out of Sunday’s win against Brighton.
Missing out on the match for Arsenal, as well as Germany’s games over the international break, Ozil is instead in the gym trying to get back to full fitness. The German international posted a clip on Instagram showing that he’s hard at work on that recovery, reports the Metro.
Özil’s already missed a few games for the Gunners, only playing 90 minutes against Bournemouth and seven minutes against West Brom since the transfer window closed at the end of August.
Fortunately, other players have been on hand to step up to the task, including Alex Iwobi, who was excellent against Chelsea and Brighton, the two league games the German midfielder missed entirely.
However, when tests against tough defences continue to present themselves, Arsenal would be better off having all their options open, especially in the case of such a creative player like Özil in my opinion.
It’s therefore a bit concerning that the injury is starting to drag on a bit, and hopefully the German’s latest social media update indicates that he’s on his way back to being available for selection.