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ARSENAL star Mesut Ozil is currently dealing with a back problem, according to reports.
The Times claim that Ozil, 28, is suffering from back spasms, which caused him to miss Arsenal’s FA Cup win over Sutton.
He is said to have been playing through the pain for a while, including during a humiliating 5-1 defeat at Bayern Munich last week.
And Wenger has now reportedly decided to give the playmaker some time off in the hope of getting him back to full fitness for the final few months of the season.
Arsenal do not play again until a week on Saturday, when they go to Anfield to face top four rivals Liverpool.
And Ozil, who has travelled to Germany to visit his family, is apparently expected to be fit to make the trip.
He has played a key role for the Gunners once again this season, scoring nine goals and assisting eight in 29 appearances across all competitions.
The north London outfit currently sit fourth in the table, 10 points adrift of leaders Chelsea and just one above fifth-place Liverpool.