Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil was questioned by the police over allegations the car he was driving was in a collision with a photographer a night before his side took maximum three points against Sunderland in the English Premier League.
Ozil was not even named among the subs
by boss Arsene Wenger for the 4-0 win over Sunderland, the day after the
alleged incident which happened in Highgate, North London.
£42.5million record signing was in Germany on Monday night
after being given a two-day break to get away from problems on and off
He was rested from Saturday's team following the Champions
League defeat against Bayern Munich.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: 'Police
were called at approximately 7.18pm on Friday 21 February to reports of
an alleged collision between a vehicle and a member of the public.
'The member of the public, a man in his 30s, sustained minor injuries. Officers have spoken to the driver of the vehicle.'
The spokesman said inquiries were continuing and no arrests have been made.
has been criticised for his recent dip in form, which was highlighted
as he missed a penalty in the Gunners' 2-0 Champions League defeat to
He has scored four goals for Arsenal
in the Premier League and made eight assists in 21 days, but hasn't
scored since early December and has been on disappointing form.
The former Real Madrid star has gone back to Germany in an attempt to breathe fresh
life into his Arsenal career, given the time off by Wenger.
Wenger, who hopes to have injured Aaron Ramsey back for the clash
against Tottenham on March 16, remain determined to make a success of
the playmaker's move to London and hope the short trip back to Germany
can help rejuvenate the 25-year-old.