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Arsenal key man Mesut Ozil is doubtful to face Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United on Wednesday evening as the German star nurses a back injury, according to a report on ESPN.
Mesut was forced to withdraw from Gunners’ squad for Sunday’s north London derby win over Tottenham Hotspur after complaining about back pains.
Coach Unai Emery admitted that he never knew much about the injury but Spaniard confirmed that Ozil could miss the game at Old Trafford.
The former Sevilla and Paris Saint-Germain boss said: “Today he was working alone, I don’t know if he’s OK for Wednesday. He’s had a backache since last Tuesday. He couldn’t play in Kiev [against FC Vorskla] or yesterday. At the moment, I don’t know if he can play in Manchester.”
The Gunners head into the fixture full of confidence after tearing Mauricio Pochettino’s side apart at the Emirates Stadium, whilst Manchester United endured a deflating 2-2 draw versus Southampton on Saturday.