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Arsenal suffer potential blow with third player ruled out on international duty

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Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil may have suffered a possible injury after he was left out of the travelling squad for next week’s international friendly with Brazil.

The Germany international played the entire 90 minutes in the 1-1 draw versus Spain on Friday night, and he appears to have now been excluded from the travelling squad alongside compatriot Thomas Muller.

The German Football Federation have yet to reveal any sort of injury to the Gunners midfielder, but according to Metro, he has been left out of the Berlin trip in order to return to Arsenal early.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has shared a good relationship with Joachim Loew off the field, and it appears that the club may have requested the decision to keep the midfielder unscathed for the upcoming matches.

The 29-year-old has produced a mixed vein of form through the current season, but of late, he has sparkled back to life with a standout showing against AC Milan at the San Siro.

Aside from Ozil, the north London side also have concerns regarding the fitness of Jack Wilshere and Laurent Koscielny, both of whom were left out of the respective fixtures for their nations.

Wilshere is said to have sustained a minor knee issue which saw him miss the trip of Amsterdam whilst vice-captain Koscielny has been similarly left out of the playing XI in order to overcome a back problem sustained versus Milan earlier this month.

Arsenal return to competitive action with a league game against Stoke City on Easter Day, before tackling CSKA Moscow in the first-leg of the Europa League quarter-final tie at the Emirates.

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