Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil injured knee but still played 90 minutes

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed what happened to Mesut Ozil and his knee injury.

As Arsenal stepped up to face a formidable Chelsea side, Mesut Ozil was deemed a key player to helping the Gunners break through the Blues defence, as it was, Ozil was out of sorts and drifted out of the game.

At half-time, Chelsea were 1-0 up and Arsene Wenger has revealed that Ozil did not complain despite feeling  a “crack” in his knee when making a pass. Nonetheless, Wenger decided to keep Ozil on for the second half and ended up playing the German for the full 90 minutes despite the complaint of the injury.

However, Wenger has defended himself after revealing to the Independent that “He had a little problem just before he went out at half-time,” said Wenger. “He had a little pain with his knee, he felt a crack.

“I said to our physio to keep an eye on him and if there was anything wrong with him, tell me because when you’re 1-0 down, you want to keep your offensive players on the pitch.

“I am deeply shocked. He wasn’t involved in a collision with anybody.”

This injury has evolved and has now left Ozil out of action for up to 6 weeks. However, the good news is that Arsenal are welcoming back Theo Walcott, Serge Gnabry and Mikel Arteta back to the first team.

By Oliver Baines | October 16th, 2014