Mesut Ozil injury: Arsenal midfielder confirms that he will be sidelined for another SEVEN WEEKS

Ozil will not play football again until 2015

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Mesut Ozil has confirmed that he will be out of action for another seven weeks, meaning he will not play football again this year.

The Arsenal midfielder joined up with Germany on international duty in early October with a knee problem, which was diagnosed by the German FA as ruptured ligaments.

Ozil was speaking last night at the Laureus awards in Berlin, where he received an award for his charity work after paying for 23 Brazilian children to have life-saving surgery.

"I've been out injured for five weeks, and I will miss another seven weeks. That's a long time, indeed," he said.

"Sadly, I am ruled out because of my knee. But it is like that in football sometimes. Chin up, and move on."


In addition to Ozil, it was also reported today that the Gunners will be without fellow midfielder Abou Diaby for three months after the troubled Frenchman suffered a hamstring injury in training.