Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil has insisted that he will be back on the pitch sooner rather than later, reports ITV.com.
Ozil, who hasn't played for the Gunners since their defeat to league leaders Chelsea on October 5, is currently out of action after suffering a rupture on the left knee joint, however he's revealed that he is closing in on a return to full training.
In fact, the German international, who was the subject of criticism before his injury, has admitted that he's desperate to get back out on the field as he's missing the game.
Speaking on Arsenal Player, the German international said: "I am working every day to get myself fit and I am on the right path now. It won't be much too much longer before I am back on the pitch.
"I hope to be back training with the whole team again as soon as possible.
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"After a time, you really miss playing football. You miss the ball and just want to play.
"When you watch the games and think that you could have been playing, and playing well, it makes you miss it, but that's the way things are."
Without Ozil, things have been fairly mixed for the Gunners on the pitch. Despite qualification for the Round of 16 in the Champions League, the north London outfit have struggled on the domestic scene this term.
In fact, Arsene Wenger's side are as many as 13 points behind league leaders Chelsea after just 16 games. And, with the club set to travel to Anfield on Sunday afternoon, they will be desperate to secure all three points against Brendan Rodgers' side.
Ozil, though, will have to watch from the stands once again and it remains to be seen as to when he will make his first-team return for the club. Gunners fans will certainly be hoping that the playmaker finds his best form for the club in the New Year as they look towards him to inspire them up the Premier League table.
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