Arsenal Team News: Gunners Release Official Injury Update For Mesut Ozil Ahead Of Man Utd clash

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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 29: Mesut Ozil of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Watford FC at Emirates Stadium on September 29, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Arsenal star playmaker Mesut Ozil is an injury doubt heading into this evening’s blockbuster Premier League fixture against Manchester United.

The Gunners will be hoping to extend their unbeaten run of form when they take on an out-of-form Manchester United at Old Trafford tonight. The clash is scheduled to kick-off at 20:00 (GMT).

Ozil missed Arsenal’s emphatic weekend victory over their bitter rivals Tottenham due to a back injury. However, the nature of his injury sparked speculation of a rift between the ex-Germany international and Unai Emery.

However, it’s worth noting that Ozil remained active on social media during the game, which usually signifies that there is no problems between himself and the club.

Arsenal have released an update regarding the 30-year-old’s injury. Per the source, Ozil will be assessed closer to kick-off.

Unfortunately for Ozil, Arsenal have won all three games – against Bournemouth, Vorskla and Tottenham – he has missed due to injury.

The Gunners will be unable to call upon Granit Xhaka due to suspension while Laurent Koscielny is still ruled out with an ankle injury he picked up late last season.

Ozil has registered one assist and four goals in 12 appearances for Arsenal this season. The Gunners could move into third place tonight should they win and Chelsea drop points.