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 FC (@Arsenal) January 3, 2014
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