Mesut Ozil has allayed concerns that he could miss Arsenal’s weekend Premier League fixture against Swansea.
Ozil was substituted during Germany’s 2-0 win over Northern Ireland on Tuesday evening, prompting a rush of panic from Arsenal supporters on social media. They’ll do that.
However, Ozil took to Twitter after the game to explain that there were no fitness problems, and the substitution was tactical.
‘Thanks for taking care because of my substitution but everything is all right guys,’ Ozil tweeted, and a hundred thousand fans issued a collective sigh of relief.
Ozil was removed at half-time by Joachim Loew with Germany 2-0 up. The match finished with the same scoreline, meaning Germany have taken maximum points from their first three matches in a distinctly gentle qualifying group.