Wenger confirm huge injury blow ahead of Wednesday clash

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Mesut Ozil travelled with the team to Burnley on Saturday but didn’t make it into the final squad for Sunday’s game.

Arsene Wenger explained why in his post-match press conference:

“I haven’t even seen him, the doctor came to see me and said we had to travel him back today. He was in the hotel with us.”

“He travelled up and travelled back and we brought Maitland-Niles, who arrived at 1pm because we were only 17 [without Mesut]. Will he be available for Wednesday? Certainly he will be short for Wednesday.”