Mesut Ozil injury: Arsenal playmaker 'out for at least a couple of weeks' with hamstring problem, confirms Arsene Wenger

German playmaker has a 'serious' hamstring problem

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Mesut Ozil will be out for "at least a couple of weeks" after the German playmaker went off at half-time with a hamstring injury during the 1-1 draw at Bayern Munich which knocked the Gunners out of the Champions League, losing 3-1 on aggregate.

"Mesut has a hamstring problem," Wenger said after the match. "It looks quite serious. For sure he's out for at least a few weeks"

Ozil struggled in the contest, in which Bastian Schweinsteiger opened the scoring for Bayern, before Lukas Podolski equalised for the Gunners. Thomas Muller saw his late penalty saved by Lukasz Fabianski - it was the third penalty missed in the last-16 fixture between the teams.

Ozil's injury adds to the Gunners' growing injury list, which includes Jack Wilshere and Abou Diaby in midfield. Aaron Ramsey and Kim Kallstrom are also still out, although the pair could return for the Premier League north London derby at Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

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