According to Sky, Mesut Özil will not be in the squad for today's Arsenal match against Stoke City. The Express reported yesterday that Özil had missed training ahead of the match, which in and of itself doesn't mean much – he's been missing training a lot lately, intentionally to get some rest. But now that he's also missing the match, that raises a question as to whether it's for rest or for injury.
According to Arsenal legend Ray Parlour, it may be the latter.
@MesutOzil1088 out today big blow. Done so well been playing weeks with an injury which you don't see to often these days— Ray Parlour (@RealRomfordPele) January 17, 2016
We haven't heard much either way about a potential injury, so I have no idea whether or not Parlour actually has inside information or if he's just Saying Things. I suppose we'll have to wait to hear from Arsène Wenger after the match to learn more about Özil's situation.
The (moderately) good news, though, is that Mohamed Elneny is evidently to make the team.
UPDATE: According to the club, it's a "slight" foot injury.