Arsenal’s £42.5m playmaker, Mesut Ozil, has shown his support to team-mate Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as the 20-year-old midfielder looks to bounce back from an injury suffered against Ecuador on Wednesday night.
The FA have confirmed the midfielder has sustained a medial knee ligament injury; however, failed to mention whether the injury was a strain, leaving him with a good chance of making the World Cup, or a tear, which would almost certainly rule him out from the competition.
Although not expected to be in the starting XI for England in the tournament, the loss of Oxlade-Chamberlain’s presence on the bench for England will be significant.
The former Saints man, along with another injured Gooner in Theo Walcott, are considered two of England’s main source of speed and the loss of both could be catastrophic to Roy Hodgson’s plans and the chances of the England side actually winning the tournament, however unlikely.
Nevertheless, the news of a torn medial knee ligament damage would be crushing news to both England and Arsenal as it could take up to two months for the midfielder to recover.
Therefore, many Gunners, even ones of different nationality, will be desperately hoping to see the speed merchant in the World Cup this summer and will join Ozil in his message of support.