Turks Abroad preview – Liverpool midfielder Emre Can set to retain his place while Arsenal's Ozil out with a knee injury

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With another exciting weekend of football ahead we take a look at how our Turkish players abroad will fare in Europe this weekend.

Mesut Ozil

Mesut Özil will miss Arsenal’s clash with Newcastle due to a knee injury he sustained during training. The Germany international missed three months of football last season with a knee injury .


Arda Turan

Arda Turan returned to Turkey to continue treatmetn on his foot. The 28-year-old has been called up to Turkey’s national team. The former Atletico Madrid man extended break continues this weekend due to Barcelona’s transfer ban.


Gokhan Inler

Gokhan Inler has been included in Leicester City’s squad which faces the newly promoted Bournemouth this weekend. The Switzerland international could start for the Foxes despite only signing last week.

Emre Can

Emre Can impressed during last weekend’s clash with Arsenal and is expected to retain his place in Liverpool’s starting line-up when they take on West Ham United.

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Nadir Çiftçi

Nadir Çiftçi will miss yet another Premier League game for Celtic due to his five-game suspension.

Hakan Çalhanoğlu

Hakan Çalhanoğlu was in sublime form during Bayer Leverkusen’s victory over Lazio in the UEFA Champions League qualification tie and is expected to start against league champions Bayern Munich.


Bilal Basaçikoglu

Bilal Basaçikoglu is expected to keep his place in Feyenoord’s starting line-up against rivals PSV this weekend.

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