first_imgArsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil will be out of action for 10 to 12 weeks due to a knee injury, the German Football Association (DFB) has announced.Ozil played the full 90 minutes of the Gunners’ 2-0 defeat to Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday, but reported for international duty earlier this week with the complaint.He was sent for an MRI scan on Wednesday, and that has shown that the 25-year-old has suffered significant damage to his left knee.A statement on the DFB website read: “The MRI examination today at National Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt in Munich revealed a partial rupture of the outer band of the left knee joint.“The treatment is conservative, with six weeks of immobilisation of the knee joint. Mesut Ozil is likely to be (out for) 10 to 12 weeks.”Ozil has come in for criticism for his performances since his club record £42million move from Real Madrid in September 2013.But he retains the support of Arsene Wenger and his enforced absence will come as a huge blow to the Gunners boss, who has seen a host of his players beset by injuries this season.Ozil’s fellow midfielders Aaron Ramsey and Mikel Arteta have both been absent in recent weeks, while Olivier Giroud and Mathieu Debuchy are likely to be missing until the New Year. 1 Mesut Ozil last_img read more