The 28-year-old Turkish-born star had been given an extended break by Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger with the Gunners next game not until 4 March when they face Liverpool.
Arsenal were due to face Southampton this weekend but the Saints are in EFL Cup Final action against Manchester United on Sunday.
As a result, underfire Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil looks to be thoroughly enjoying his protem hiatus after the Germany international was pictured with 2014 Miss Turkey winner Amine Gulse.
Meanwhile, we can’t read a lot of meaning into their relationship yet, with Ozil who is a famous lothario recently claiming he and Gulse are just friends.
The pair were also spotted together last week dining out at Novikov back in central London.