PHOTO: Mesut Ozil's knee is still in a brace as he continues recovery

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil's injury return still may not be as close as he would like.

Mesut Ozil raised the hopes of fans this week when he said he was working on a 'quick recovery' from his knee injury.

The German international continues work daily to get match fit, but his latest update suggests there is still a way to go.

Ozil was originally ruled out for 10-12 weeks, and despite his eagerness to make it back for the Gunners, it appears to remain a challenge.

The World Cup winner posted a photo to his Twitter page on Thursday afternoon, displaying himself working out, but crucially, he can still be seen wearing a knee brace.

It does not appear to prevent him exercising, but certainly he remains some way off a return for Arsenal on the pitch until he shows some medical improvement.

Mentally he is itching to get back out there, but the 25-year-old must remain patient and cross his fingers his body allows him to make it back before 2014 comes to a close.

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