German Gunners Mesut Ozil and Per Mertesacker might not fixture for Germany in Friday friendly on Tuesday. both Players have been hit by illness bug. Although Ozil played yesterday against Italy but he is expected to be left out for the match on Tuesday against England.
According to a report in the Mirror the national coach Joachim Low was only planning to use Ozil in one of the matches anyway, but it’s more likely Mertesacker will miss both if he doesn’t recover in time.
This means both players will be Fit and well rested for Arsenal’s next premier league fixture against Southampton next week Saturday. The Mirror also reports that Per Mertesacker is yet to travel to Germany and will meet up with his team mates in London for the England game, but only if he has fully recovered.
I am sure that both Arsene Wenger and Roy Hodgson are hoping that neither of them plays at Wembley on Tuesday, but for very different reasons of course. Wenger will want his players to return back to the team fully fit while Rodgson will know his England team has a better chance of winning against Germany if both players are ruled out.