Germany’s Mesut Ozil confident he will be fit for World Cup

Burnley and Arsenal form a guard of honor for Arsene Wenger as he takes the pitch at the Emirates for his final home match as Arsenal manager.
Arsene Wenger defends Mesut Ozil after former Arsenal defender Martin Keown said the German international “isn’t fit to wear the shirt.”

Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil says he will recover in time from a back injury to be available for Germany for the World Cup.

Ozil was left out of Arsenal’s squad for the 5-0 victory against Burnley on Sunday, and manager Arsene Wenger said on Sunday he doubted the 29-year-old would be able to return for the club’s final two games over the next week.

But Ozil eased any fears that he could miss the World Cup for defending champions Germany, writing on Twitter that he was “sure I’ll fully recover in time.”

Germany’s first match in Russia will be against against Mexico in Moscow on June 17.

Arsenal have two Premier League games left after Burnley as they play at Leicester City on Wednesday and travel to Huddersfield Town on the final day of the campaign.

Mattias is ESPN FC’s Arsenal correspondent. Follow him on Twitter: @MattiasKaren.