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Mesut Ozil to miss up to three games

December 29, 2013
By ESPN staff

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Mesut Ozil is set to miss up to three games with a shoulder injury.

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Ozil was not part of the Arsenal squad that travelled to Newcastle United on Sunday, with the club announcing on Twitter that he had a “slight shoulder problem.”

Ahead of the match, Wenger told Sky Sports: "I would have loved Mesut Ozil [to be] here, but he fell on his shoulder and he will be out for two to three games."

Following the game, which Arsenal won 1-0, Wenger added: "It is an inflamed shoulder. It should be maybe one more week, maybe less, I don't know, but not a long time."

Arsenal host Cardiff City in the Premier League on New Year’s Day before taking on arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur at home in the FA Cup on Jan. 4, but they then have a lengthy break before travelling to Aston Villa on Jan. 13.

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