Mesut Ozil won’t be in the Arsenal squad for tomorrow night’s game against Bayern Munich despite returning to training today.
The German missed the trip to Anfield on Saturday due to illness, and he won’t be considered for the second leg against the German champions.
Asked if he would be available tomorrow night, Wenger said, “He’s not in the squad. He has only had one session.
“He was out all last week sick, so I don’t think he’s ready physically to be in the squad. He should be ok for the weekend [FA Cup v Lincoln].”
There don’t appear to be any other complications after the trip to Anfield, and the manager remained guarded over whether or not Alexis Sanchez would start, saying he hadn’t yet selected his team.
Wenger denied stories of a training ground bust-up (story to follow), saying that newspaper reports were ‘completely false’.
He is looking for his team to make an impact in the game though, saying, “We have of course to go for it, attack and go forward with determination and flow and try to score goals.”