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Arsenal given Ozil and Ramsey boost

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Ozil appeared to be injured during Germany's game with Sweden

Arsenal midfielders Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey are expected to be in contention to face Norwich when the Premier League resumes on Saturday.

Ozil, who has starred for Arsenal since joining from Real Madrid in the summer, was substituted in Germany's World Cup qualification win over Sweden, limping off following a knock to his knee.

Ramsey, meanwhile, is said to have reported soreness in the same thigh which affected him last month after earning Wales a 1-1 draw with Belgium.

Both players will undergo further tests on Thursday when they return to club duties from the international break, but it is reported Ozil and Ramsey will be available for selection this weekend, and appear set to play in next week's Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund at the very least.

The news will come as a boost for manager Arsene Wenger, who is aiming to keep Arsenal top of the Premier League standings.

Ramsey, meanwhile, expects his fine run of form - which includes scoring 10 goals already this campaign - to continue, warning his rivals his best has not yet been seen.

"I think there is more to come, I'm still only 22, I still need to do better and learn a few more things but the boss [Wenger] is telling me about that, things like positioning defensively," Ramsey said.

"So there's definitely more to come and I'm looking forward to that. When you haven't got the ball, while we're defending - sometimes I am not always where I need to be.

"I need to be playing well, be involved in the game and taking these games by the scruff of the neck and keep doing the things I've been doing."

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