Ozil allays injury fears

Ozil allays injury fears

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has allayed fears he picked up an injury on international duty and will be fit for the weekend.

Ozil was substituted at half-time during Germany's 2-0 win over Northern Ireland on Tuesday night, sparking fears in the Gunners ranks that he could be facing a spell on the sidelines.

However the midfielder posted a reassuring message on his personal Twitter account to play down any worries he was carrying an injury, news that will delight Arsene Wenger.

"Thanks for taking care because of my substitution but everything is all right guys," Ozil wrote.

Meanwhile, defensive midfielder Francis Coquelin has been recovering from a knee injury and could be back in contention for Saturday's home Premier League match with Swansea which is swiftly followed by a Champions League fixture against Ludogorets.

While Wales international Aaron Ramsey is now back in full training following a hamstring problem which has sidelined him since the defeat by Liverpool in the first match of the new campaign, the 25-year-old is not expected to be rushed into a return until fully ready.

Wenger will also be looking to receive more positive news when the squad reassemble at the club's Hertfordshire training base.