Fit-again Ozil in line for Arsenal return against Qarabag

Arsenal has been without Mesut Ozil for its last four matches, but the playmaker has now returned to full training.

Published : Dec 12, 2018 18:53 IST

Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil.
Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil.

Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil.

Mesut Ozil has returned to full training and is in line to make his Arsenal return in Thursday's Europa League clash with Qarabag at Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal confirmed on Wednesday that the former Germany international is back in contention for Unai Emery's side after recovering from a back injury which has kept him out since last month's Premier League win over Bournemouth.

Ozil missed matches against Vorskla, Tottenham, Manchester United and Huddersfield Town after sustaining the problem – Arsenal picking up three wins and a draw to extend its unbeaten run to 21 matches in all competitions.

But the 30-year-old is now available to return, along with Aaron Ramsey (ankle), who was absent from Saturday's late 1-0 win over Huddersfield.

Shkodran Mustafi (hamstring), who came off in the second half of that game, remains a doubt and will be assessed ahead of the clash with Qarabag, which is bottom of a Group E table where Arsenal is already confirmed as pool winner.

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