Football: Oezil out for up to 3 games with shoulder injury, says Wenger

Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Oezil (right) vies with Chelsea's English midfielder Frank Lampard during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium on Dec 23, 2013. Oezil will be out for up t
Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Oezil (right) vies with Chelsea's English midfielder Frank Lampard during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium on Dec 23, 2013. Oezil will be out for up to three matches with a shoulder injury, manager Arsene Wenger said on Sunday, Dec 29, 2013. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (REUTERS) - Arsenal's Germany international Mesut Oezil will be out for up to three matches with a shoulder injury, manager Arsene Wenger said on Sunday.

Oezil, who joined Arsenal from Real Madrid for a club-record fee on the final day of the close-season transfer window, suffered the injury in their 3-1 win over West Ham United on Thursday.

The midfielder missed the match at Newcastle United and will sit out their match against Cardiff City on Jan 1. He is also a doubt for their FA Cup third-round clash against local rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Jan 4.

"I would have loved him here (at Newcastle) but he had a shoulder problem, he fell on his shoulder. He will be out for two to three games," Wenger told Sky Sports.