Arsenal fans here in the Tavern are hoping that injuries don’t dampen their hopes of silverware, with the Carabao Cup final coming too soon for the Gunners.
Indeed, Sunday could potentially be make or break in terms of a possible future for Arsene Wenger at the Emirates, as the Gunners make an attempt for silverware in the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City. Although, it appears that the Gunners may be struggling for numbers, with injuries continuing to take their toll on any chance of success in North London.
Mesut Ozil has been an influential figure in the Arsenal ranks so far this season, and after missing training on Monday and Tuesday with illness, there was a heap of uncertainty surrounding his availability for Sunday’s final. But, Fitness Expert Ben Dinnery has revealed some promising news for Arsenal fans on Twitter.
Mesut Ozil "should" be OK for the Carabao Cup final. Missed sessions on Monday and Tuesday because of illness. #AFC
*No PL player has more reported absences due to sickness over the past year .
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) February 21, 2018
Indeed, a huge boost for the Gunners ahead of their massive cup final against Manchester City, in a game that could potentially dictate whether changes are made at the end of the season. Of course, welcoming the German into your ranks for a tie against England’s most dominant footballing side will be crucial, with the 29-year-old’s creative juices and intricate passing being the main source of threat for the Gunners.
The German will be the orchestrator in the Arsenal midfield on Sunday, with his passing abilities having the potential to unlock a sturdy City defence. Although, with there still being a slim chance that Ozil may not return for the weekend’s game, our local residents are watching on anxiously as they await official confirmation.
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