According to ESPN, Arsenal could have potentially been dealt the biggest blow of their season so far as their new superstar Mesut Ozil sustained a knee injury with 10 minutes left while representing Germany in the FIFA World Cup qualifier against Sweden on Tuesday night.
The Gunners have got off to a great start in the Barclays Premier League, and the club have not lost any encounter where Ozil has been involved in the proceedings. The only fixture Arsenal did not come out with a victory was against Aston Villa on the opening day of the league, when the Villains ran out 1-3 winners at the Emirates Stadium. Ozil was not involved in that match, and the players were booed off the pitch by the supporters, which led to manager Arsene Wenger making serious moves in the transfer market. With just one hour or so left, Wenger lifted the roof off the supporters when it was announced that the club had reached an agreement with Real Madrid for the transfer of Ozil for a reported fee of £42.4 million.
The influential midfielder was facing a hard time at Madrid due to reasons affecting him off the pitch. There were serious allegations put by Madrid President Florentino Perez that Ozil’s behavior off the pitch was detrimental to his performances, and were putting the success of the team on the line. The allegation included claims that Ozil had an addiction to ‘mistresses’, a statement opposed strongly by the player and his support staff. They claimed that the allegations were false, and just made to negate the player’s reputation.
Arsenal supporters will hardly be worried about any allegations against Ozil, as the German international has caused nothing but motivation after stepping into the creative midfield position in the starting eleven. With the quick passing style Arsenal are known for, the London-based club make for the perfect haven for Ozil to enhance his skills that have helped create several goals for the club already since his arrival on deadline day. Hopefully this injury only keeps Ozil out of training and not any match time but Ozil did leave the field and head straight for the treatment room when he was subbed against Sweden so there is reason to be concerned.