Despite the absence, Ozil remains an important player in the Arsenal squad from an attacking perspective.
The playmaker has, however, be on the receiving end of more than his fair share of criticism during his time in England over question marks about his performances and body language which led to question marks about his future.
Arsenal appear to have been given a major boost in their attempts to extent the contract of Mesut Ozil.
'Talks with Arsenal are ongoing regarding a new deal, what I can say right now is that negotiations are going well'.
Inter Milan, Besiktas and Manchester United, now managed by his old manager at Real Madrid, Jose Mourinho, have been touted as possible destinations for a player who is said to be seeking wages of up to £300,000 per week. However, his decision could depend on whether the team proves to be a genuine Premier League title contender this season.
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The Germany worldwide is expected to be available against Watford on Saturday, however, although it's unlikely that Wenger will put him straight back into the starting line-up.
"Ozil wants to play another 2-3 years in the Premier League", Sogut said. No player created more chances than him last season (98) and it's the same story so far in the current campaign (15).
The Gunners are set to be without Shkodran Mustafi for the game as the defender's thigh injury continues to be assessed.
Germany coach Joachim Loew had said Mustafi was looking at an "extended" layoff, but a source said the defender could be back after the next global break.