Arsene Wenger explains when Mesut Ozil will be back to full fitness

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been speaking about his club-record signing's return to the side.

Arsenal not only defeated Stoke City 3-0 on Sunday but they also saw the return of club-record signing Mesut Ozil, who took to the field for the first time in three months following his recovery from a ruptured knee ligament injury.

The German international came on as a second-half substitute, playing the last 17 minutes of a match Arsenal won with relative ease.

Two goals from Alexis Sanchez and one from Laurent Koscielny gave the Gunners the victory and Arsenal fans may be hoping things are now on the up, with Ozil available in the second half of a campaign that still promises much.

Speaking after the match in comments published by Arsenal's official Twitter account, Wenger told reporters how long he expected it to be before Ozil was firing on all cylinders.

"He lacks match fitness but he's fit physically," Wenger said.  "He'll be back fully in two to three weeks."

It is no surprise that Ozil will take time to get back to his best.  He has missed a huge amount of football and patience is required.  But in time, with the players around him at Arsenal, there is no reason the former Real Madrid star cannot go on to have an outstanding 2015.

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