Arsenal Vs Stoke City: Ozil Set For Gunners Comeback

Mesut Ozil could make his first appearance in more than three months when Arsenal host Stoke City in the Premier League on Sunday.

Germany international Ozil has endured a lengthy lay-off due to a torn ligament in his left knee, with his last outing coming in Arsenal’s 2-0 defeat at Chelsea on October 5.

However, the 26-year-old is set to be included in Arsene Wenger’s squad this weekend
and could yet make the starting line-up.

Speaking at a news conference, Wenger said: “He will certainly be available for selection on Sunday. Will I start him or not? I haven’t decided yet.”

Wenger faced strong criticism when his side suffered a 3-2 defeat at Stoke in December, having fallen three goals behind before half-time.

However, while Arsenal have often struggled at the Britannia Stadium, failing to win on their last five visits, their record in home Premier League games against Stoke is faultless.

Ozil had a hand in all three goals as Arsenal won last season’s corresponding fixture 3-1 to make it six victories out of six against Stoke at the Emirates Stadium since the latter were promoted in 2008.

However, Mark Hughes’ side have recorded a number of notable wins on the road this season, triumphing at champions Manchester City, Tottenham and Everton.

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