By Tom Finn

October 9, 2014

The 25-year-old Arsenal midfielder played 90 minutes in last weekend’s 2-0 loss against Chelsea, but arrived in the German training camp claiming to have a problem with his left knee which an MRI on Wednesday night in Munich showed to be damage to the joint.

The German Football Federation issued a statement which read: “The MRI examination revealed a partial rupture of the outer band of the left knee joint.

“The treatment is six weeks of immobilisation of the knee joint. Mesut Özil is likely to be [out for] 10 to 12 weeks.”

Özil’s injury now adds to the Gunners woes with midfielders Aaron Ramsey and Mikel Arteta also both side-lined with injury.

Arsenal’s club website issued a statement saying: “It is too early to say how long Özil may be out of action.”

The injury to the German international also means that he will miss Germany’s Euro 2016 qualifiers against Poland on Saturday and the Republic of Ireland the following Tuesday, while also being unlikely to play for the German national team Gibraltar and Spain in November.