Arsenal morning news: Ozil injury concern as he explains World Cup 'goosebumps'

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All the latest news and gossip from The Emirates Stadium this Saturday morning.

Ozil on conquering the world

Mesut Ozil has spoken about winning the World Cup with Germany this summer. The playmaker was in the starting line-up for the final against Argentina, and has been gushing over the memories of that day:

"You don’t really take it in at first, even in the days after. As children, the whole team dreamt of that moment. You want to win the biggest tournament in the world and when you have the opportunity to do that, everything must fit. That’s happened with us in the summer...

"We did it and there were so many emotions attached with achieving that. After the final, we celebrated with the fans in Berlin and that was amazing. I’ve never experienced goosebumps like that and I’m definitely really proud.”

Oh No-zil

However, while he may be very pleased with his World Cup antics, he is looking like a doubt for Arsenal's game with Manchester City next week.

Ozil picked up an ankle injury against Leicester City last weekend which forced him out of the most recent German squad.

He faces a race against time before a decision is made on whether he can feature against the Premier League champions next weekend.

Danny's chance

Danny Welbeck is set to get the opportunity to shine for his country on Monday, after Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge was ruled out of the England European Championship qualifier against Switzerland.

With Sturridge out many are predicting that Welbeck, a £16 million Deadline Day buy from Manchester United, will be handed a starting berth at St Jakob Park, Basel, in his place.

Welbeck may play out wide, with Raheem Sterling coming into the middle to play off of Wayne Rooney up front.

Tiki-taka not dead

Santi Cazorla has meanwhile been defending the Spanish style of football tiki-taka, which after years of success appears to have been usurped after Spain were dumped out of the World Cup.

Cazorla though refuses to believe that tiki-taka is dead:

n my opinion 'tiki-taka' is crucial for football. I identify myself with the style because it was playing this way how Spain achieved success. Everyone says this was the best football played by a national side for ages. And if you lose, that doesn't mean the style is dead. It's not that everything looks beautiful when you win or ugly when you lose. Spain have their philosophy, they will stick to it and I'm sure we'll succeed again very soon."

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