Arsenal star injury not as severe as expected

Mesut Ozil

Arsenal star Mesut Ozil picked up an injury following the 2-0 win over Everton at Goodison Park.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger revealed that Ozil had suffered a knock to his ankle.

“It is an ankle problem but it looks more of a kick than a ligament problem,” Wenger told reporters after the game.

Ozil has however, calmed injury fears after he told the German press that he will be available for the international friendly games against England on March 26 and Italy just three days later.

The World Cup winner has been called up to the national team squad by Joaquim Lowe.

Ozil is one of two ethnic Turks in the current German national team setup with the other being Liverpool midfielder Emre Can.

Full squad Germany national team squad:

Germany squad to face England and Italy:

Goalkeepers: Bernd Leno (Bayer Leverkusen), Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona), Kevin Trapp (Paris Saint-Germain).

Defenders: Emre Can (Liverpool), Matthias Ginter (Borussia Dortmund), Jonas Hector (Cologne), Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund), Shkodran Mustafi (Valencia), Antonio Rudiger (Roma) Sebastian Rudy (Hoffenheim), Jonathan Tah (Bayer Leverkusen).

Midfielders: Karim Bellarabi (Bayer Leverkusen), Julian Draxler (Wolfsburg), Sami Khedira (Juventus), Christoph Kramer (Bayer Leverkusen), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich), Mesut Ozil (Arsenal), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Manchester United).

Forwards: Mario Gomez (Besiktas), Mario Gotze (Bayern Munich), Max Kruse (Wolfsburg), Lukas Podolski (Galatasaray), Andre Schurrle (Wolfsburg), Kevin Volland (Hoffenheim).