Arsene Wenger revealed in the wake of their Champions League exit that club record signing Mesut Ozil has a hamstring injury that is “quite bad”.
The Gunners drew 1-1 in Munich tonight but fell to a 3-1 loss on aggregate at the hands of the reigning European champions, however they can be pleased with a spirited second half performance.
Concerns grew when Tomas Rosicky replaced Ozil at half time with a suspected hamstring problem, and according to reports he was consequently examined by Dr Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt (Bayern and Germany national team doctor) with Wenger telling Sky Germany:
Ozil’s injury is quite bad.
Ozil has a hamstring that looks quite serious.
I don’t know how long. For sure he will miss Tottenham. He’s out.
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We have to make a scan to see how bad it is but he’s out for a few weeks. We hope it’s not so bad.
This is a massive blow for the Gunners who are currently undergoing arguably their most difficult and testing period of the season with a set of massive games on the horizon this month.
We can only hope that the injury is not as bad as first feared, especially as Lukas Podolski demonstrated how detrimental such an setback can be, with the German out of action for over two months with a serious hamstring injury at the start of this season.
We will bring you more news when it comes to light..