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Mesut Ozil confident of regaining fitness for 2018 World Cup

Arsenal’s midfield maestro Mesut Ozil wistfully witnessed his teammates drub Burnley 5-0 at the Emirates on Sunday from the terraces after sustaining a hampering back injury, however the German ace is reasonably confident that he’ll return to the turf for ‘Die Mannschaft’ at the 2018 World Cup, having been sidelined for the remainder of the Premier League calendar indefinitely.

Ozil has been hit with a barrage of criticisms recently regarding his form and effort in big occasions following a tepid performance against Atletico Madrid in the Europa League semi-final second leg, an agonising 1-0 defeat at the Wanda Metropolitano which saw the Gunners crash out of the continent’s secondary tournament at the penultimate hurdle.

But, being a member of Germany’s 2014 World Cup squad which claimed the planet’s most coveted trophy, the 29-year-old playmaker is ultimately aiming to play a pivotal part in Joachim Low’s demonstrative set-up as they seek to defend their title in Russia this summer.

Writing on Instagram – via a report published by Evening Standard – ‘der Rabe’ also paid homage to his current club boss Arsene Wenger, who is indeed set to step down from his managerial position in the north-Londoners’ technical area after 22 years of illustrious service:

“It’s a pity I missed yesterday’s match with my back injury,” he expressed.

“It’ll need some time but I’m sure I’ll fully recover in time for the World Cup. Once again I’d like to thank our boss. It was an honour playing for you, Mon. Wenger!

“Thanks for all the memories we shared together.”

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