Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Mesut Ozil hasn’t sustained any serious knee damage although the German midfielder will undergo a fitness test tomorrow ahead of Saturday’s game with Norwich.
In further good news the boss confirmed Santi Cazorla, returning from an ankle injury, and Bacary Sagna, hamstring, are both also in contention for the visit of the Canaries.
Contrary to certain reports, Theo Walcott remains two weeks from fitness while the likes of Yaya Sanogo, Lukas Podolski, Alex Oxlade Chamberalin and Abou Diaby are still unlikely to feature for some time yet.
“He is alright,” said Wenger to Arsenal Player of Ozil. “He came back with a knock on the knee but it was just a kick. We’ll have a test tomorrow to see if he is fit enough for Saturday or not. When you have not played, there is always a little doubt but not a major one.
“Sagna is 80 per cent fit and he will have a test,” continued the boss.
“Cazorla is available in training but he is not match-fit. It is just about competitiveness with him. There is a possibility both are in the squad for Saturday. I have not decided whether they will start or not.
“Rosicky is back in the squad and available. Walcott is still two weeks away.”