£37.5m Arsenal target Draxler gives Germany good news after Ozil blow

Julian Draxler in Germany tracksuit

Julian Draxler gives Germany good news in light of Mesut Ozil injury blow.

Arsenal attacker Mesut Ozil has been ruled out of action for '10-12 weeks', most immediately ruling him out of two of Germany's Euro 2016 qualifiers.

Ozil misses out on important games away to Poland, and at home to Republic of Ireland, before what should be a comfortable fixture versus Gibraltar in November.

With Ozil a firm fixture in the side, his absence represents a chance for others to step up, and Julian Draxler is one who has an opportunity.

He was expected to miss the qualifiers, but has made a sudden recovery, announced by the DFB after the Ozil news broke.

The youngster had missed the first two days of training with flu, and is now in position to fill in for Ozil if selected.

He was linked himself with a move to Arsenal very strongly last January, but Schalke managed to hang onto him.

With Roberto di Matteo newly installed as manager, it's unlikely they will be selling him any time soon either, but if he can show his ability to successfully replace Ozil at international level, it could even lead to interest in him from various clubs re-igniting.

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