Arsene Wenger gives Arsenal fans latest update on Mesut Ozil

Arsene Wenger delivers the latest Arsenal news on Mesut Ozil after the German sat out Monday's FA Cup win over Sutton United

Arsene Wenger has played down concerns about Mesut Ozil’s fitness levels after the midfielder sat out Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Sutton United in the FA Cup on Monday night.

The German playmaker was not involved as goals from Lucas Perez and Theo Walcott secured Arsenal’s place in the quarter-finals of the cup competition.

Ozil has not featured for Arsenal since the Gunners’ 5-1 thrashing at the hands of Bayern Munich in the Champions League earlier this month.

It appeared that the midfielder jetted off to Istanbul for a quick break this week.

But Wenger confirmed that Ozil is due to report back to London Colney for training with his Arsenal team-mates on Thursday morning.

Speaking to the London Evening Standard on Wednesday, Wenger said: “He practised in a session at London Colney [on Monday] and then we have two days off – Tuesday and Wednesday.

“We are in on Thursday and he will be in like everybody else.”

Arsenal do not return to action until their crunch Premier League clash against Liverpool at Anfield on 4 March.

The Gunners are currently fourth int he Premier League table as they bid to finish in the top four again this term.

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