Mesut Ozil will report back to Arsenal in time for their preseason trip to Singapore, head coach Unai Emery has confirmed.
Ozil has been on holiday since Germany were knocked out in the group stage at the World Cup, but will join the rest of the Arsenal squad before they travel to Asia this weekend.
Nigeria international Alex Iwobi and Egypt’s Mohamed Elneny should also be back by then.
“All the players are the same,” Emery told the Arsenal website. “They have the same holidays. I know Iwobi, Elneny and Mesut Ozil. He’s coming with us to Singapore the first day.”
Arsenal face Atletico Madrid on July 26 and then play Paris Saint-Germain two days later.
The only Arsenal players who could miss the tour are Switzerland duo Granit Xhaka and Stephan Lichtsteiner, Spain left-back Nacho Monreal, England’s Danny Welbeck, Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina and new signing Lucas Torreira of Uruguay.
Mattias is ESPN FC’s Arsenal correspondent. Follow him on Twitter: @MattiasKaren.