I'm just winding down my work Friday and I was going to do a whole thing about Sunday's game, you know, team news and whatnot. Then I saw this.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>The boss on <a href="https://twitter.com/MesutOzil1088">@MesutOzil1088</a>'s return: “He is ready... he worked extremely hard to come back" <a href="http://t.co/amVQpGLp5Z">http://t.co/amVQpGLp5Z</a> <a href="http://t.co/7fj6N4fopj">pic.twitter.com/7fj6N4fopj</a></p>— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) <a href="https://twitter.com/Arsenal/status/553690265316098048">January 9, 2015</a></blockquote>
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This is awesome news. The Guardian, in writing about Özil's return, makes it sound like Santi Cazorla's irreplaceable in Özil's position. I mean, granted, Cazorla's playing really well at the moment, which is amazing, but c'mon. Once Mesut gets back to full sharpness and game speed, you'd have to think he's the automatic first choice in that particular position. Rotation is back! If it ever was a thing!
Özil's on the bench against Stoke, but could see some action - and with a light month of fixtures, I'd bet he'll see a reasonably large amount of minutes, so he can get up to said full match fitness as soon as possible.