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Mesut Ozil faces late fitness test for Arsenal

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Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Mesut Ozil will face a late fitness test before being cleared to play against Norwich on Saturday.

The Arsenal playmaker limped off of Germany's 5-3 win against Sweden with a suspected knee injury. He had earlier scored two of Germany's five in the game.

The injury left Gunners fans fearing the worst for their £42.5m record signing but Wenger has confirmed that the injury is not as bad as he first feared.

Wenger did however, say that Ozil faces a late fitness test before being passed to play at the Emirates stadium against the Canaries on Saturday afternoon.

He told Arsenal's official website: "He is alright. He came back with a knock on the knee but it was just a kick.

"We'll have a test tomorrow to see if he is fit enough for Saturday or not. When you have not played, there is always a little doubt but not a major one."

The Arsenal boss also revealed that Tomas Rosicky will be available to play whilst Sagna remains an injury doubt.

Although training, Santi Cazorla is still not fit enough to start but Wenger retains a hope that the Spaniard will be available for the bench.

"Sagna is 80 per cent fit and he will have a test," he continued.

"Cazorla is available in training but he is not match-fit. It is just about competitiveness with him. There is a possibility both are in the squad for Saturday. I have not decided whether they will start or not."

"Walcott is still two weeks away," he finished.

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