Guess who's back ahead of Spurs clash? Arsenal release training photo

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The Gunners may well get an injury boost ahead of crucial third round FA Cup match with Tottenham Hotspur.

Arsenal fans were teased today, Friday, as the official social network of the Gunners released photographs depicting club-record purchase Mesut Ozil enjoying a full training session one day before a crucial derby against Tottenham Hotspur in the third round of the FA Cup.

Arsenal confirmed that they have 'lost Nicklas Bendtner' and that 'Olivier Giroud's ankle was quite positive but he is sick… 90% out [while] Kieran Gibbs and Aaron Ramsey remain out.'

Ozil has a test today.

In 15 Premier League appearances, Mesut Ozil has accumulated commendable statistics, including an 82% shot accuracy, an 88% passing accuracy, four goals and 45 chances created.

While a minority of commentators have criticised the German trequartista for an apparent inconsistency in his debut season in a new division, new country at a new club, Ozil remains second in the table of England's top assisters this season, on seven, two behind Wayne Rooney.

Arsenal host Spurs on Saturday, January 4 at the Emirates Stadium. Kick off is at 17:15 local time.

image: © Ronnie Macdonald

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