Premier League star battles knee injury and may not be fit for Germany matches at Russia 2018
– Mesut Ozil is now a major doubt for World Cup after suffering a knee problem
– Ozil trained separately from the rest of the squad on Wednesday, June 6
– But the Arsenal playmaker may not be fully fit for Russia, according to reports in Germany
Arsenal’s German midfielder Mesut Ozil is reportedly a major doubt for Die Mannschaft as the Premier League star is currently down with a knee problem few days to the world’s football showpiece in Russia.
According to the UK Sun quoting sources at Germany’s influential newspaper, Bild claim that the Gunners’ playmaker has been frozen out of the team’s training season for over three days ahead of the commencement of hostilities in Russia.
The 29-year-old-midfielder was in scoring for Germany Ozil in a 2-1 pre-World Cup friendly loss to Austria last weekend, before he was substituted with 14 minutes of play left on the watch.
That apart, the Arsenal midfielder has not fared well since suffering a first-half collision with Watford’s centre-back Sebastian Prodl during the match.
And television images showed Ozil clutching his knee thereafter.
During Wednesday’s training session, the playmaker failed to turn up with other squad members as could only participate in fitness and conditioning routines.