London -Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on Thursday ruled
playmaker Mesut Ozil out of this weekend's game with Tottenham Hotspur, but the
club are still assessing the extent of his hamstring injury.
The German international sustained the problem during his
side's 1-1 draw at Bayern Munich on Tuesday, which saw Arsenal eliminated from
the Champions League in the round of 16.
Ahead of Sunday's north london derby at White Hart Lane,
Wenger told the club website: "He's out. I don't know for how long, but it
is a hamstring injury. There are scans going on."
Wenger also revealed that Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey has
suffered a setback in his recovery from a thigh injury that has kept him on the
sidelines since December.
"We have had to defer his comeback to full training, so
he is not available," Wenger said. "He is having difficulties in the
final stages of his rehab. It looks to be short-term."
Wenger is already without Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere due
to injury, but says that Swedish loan signing Kim Kallstrom could make his
debut at Tottenham after overcoming a back problem.
"Kallstrom joins the normal training group today
(Thursday) and (striker Yaya) Sanogo too," he added.
"I will have to decide if Kallstrom is OK to be in the
squad on Sunday. I will see how he looks. It is not impossible."
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