After undergoing a scan this afternoon in Munich, the German football association DFB confirmed that Mesut Ozil has injured ligaments in his knee and will be out of action for up to 3 months.
BREAKING: @MesutOzil1088 out for 10-12 weeks with partial lateral collateral ligament tear in left knee. More to follow… Get well soon!
— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) October 8, 2014
Obviously it’s a massive blow for the Gunners who currently have Mathieu Debuchy and Olivier Giroud ruled out with long-term injuries, as well as the likes of Mikel Arteta and Aaron Ramsey sidelined with muscular problems.
There’s been no confirmation as to whether Ozil suffered the problem while training with the World Champions or if he arrived crocked after the Chelsea game last weekend.
Arsenal have released a statement: “Arsenal can confirm that midfielder Mesut Ozil is returning to London from international duty with Germany after picking up a knee injury during Sunday’s game at Chelsea.
“Ozil complained of a sore left knee after the game and the club advised the German FA to run medical checks when he joined up with his international squad.
“The club will make further assessments and it is too early to say how long Ozil may be out of action.”
Arseblog News lets out a collective sigh.