Mesut Ozil hints at Arsenal return with Vic Akers tweet

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Mesut Ozil has hinted at a return to the Arsenal starting line-up against Stoke City on Sunday after posting a picture with the Gunners’ kit manager on his Twitter account.

If the World Cup winner does make the team-sheet for Sunday’s clash it will be ahead of schedule after he spending three months on the sidelines with a knee injury.

And his time out of action has been so prolonged that Ozil felt the need to remind kitman Vic Akers to put his shirt out in the changing room!

Don’t forget me

Ozil tweeted a selfie with the former Arsenal ladies boss with the caption: “Vic, just don’t forget to put my shirt back in the dressing room on Sunday!”

Arsene Wenger confirmed in his Friday press conference that Ozil would at least be in contention for a starting place for the visit of Stoke City.

Returning players

He told reporters: “Ozil will be training for the second time today and certainly he will be available for selection on Sunday.

“He is an exceptional football player and gives you always continuity in the game. And he is a very creative player. You want all your best players available.

“The advantage is that while most of the players in the Premier League have 26 games in their legs, those players coming back have just four or five. If we can get them fresh and ready they could give us a new impact for the end of the season.”

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