Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that Mesut Ozil was going to take part in training with the German national side, despite the player then finding out that he had torn his knee ligaments after visiting the hospital, as reported by the Daily Star.
The midfield maestro has been ruled out for as many as three months after initially linking up with the German squad, who won the World Cup in Brazil this summer.
Ozil actually suffered the slight tear during the clash with Chelsea at the weekend, which the Gunners lost to their London rivals 2-0.
The World Cup winner stayed on the pitch, playing through the pain, but eventually reported the problem to Arsenal’s medical staff on the day.
After he linked up with his national side, the German Football Federation chose to send him to Munich to get scans, despite Ozil being willing to train.
It was then revealed that he had suffered his injury.
Wenger said: “When he arrived with the German national team, they didn’t think it was a lot at the start.
“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.”