Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been speaking of the injury to Mesut Ozil.
The 25-year-old playmaker failed to train with the Germany national team on Wednesday and was taken for an MRI scan to Munich.
It was then found out that his knee problem will keep him on the sidelines for up to three months, with Ozil subsequently returning to London.
Gunners boss Wenger has now given his take on the matter, and has revealed that the club’s doctors are carrying out further tests on the 2014 World Cup winner.
‘When he arrived with the German national team, they didn’t think it was a lot at the start’, Arsenal’s official website quotes the Frenchman as saying.
‘He was supposed to practice on Wednesday but, in the end, he said that wasn’t possible for him. Then he had a scan and it was bad news.
‘We have our own specialist giving us his opinion after reading the scan and examining Mesut. We will follow our own recommendations’
Wenger has also given an update on the recovery of four other Arsenal players: Theo Walcott, Serge Gnabry, Aaron Ramsey and Mikel Arteta.
‘Theo is not too far away now’, he explained. ‘Serge has been out for a long, long time and Theo has also been out for nine months, so it’s good to see them back.
‘They’ve worked very hard and they’re very dedicated. They are back in the group on a daily basis and that’s very good news.
‘For Ramsey it's day 13 today and I think it will be day 21 before he is back into training. Arteta may be back with the group late next week’.