Arsenal midfielder, Mesut Özil might be missing in all the preliminary UEFA group stage as he is likely to be out for 10 to 12 weeks with a knee injury. This also means he will miss the Euro 2016 qualifier against the Republic of Ireland in Gelsenkirchen next Tuesday, October 14, 2014.
Özil played full match against the Chelsea side on Sunday October 5,2014 but did not feel any need to see the doctor until he joined his German national team and started to feel uneasy with left his knee.
According to the DFB website, 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 Özil is likely to be (out for) 10 to 12 weeks,” says report.