Arsenal Boss Unai Emery Finally Speaks On Ozil Leaving The Club

Unai Emery says he has not given thought to the possibility of Mesut Ozil leaving Arsenal and revealed the midfielder could make a return to the side against Chelsea.

Ozil has been left out of the team on a number of occasions this season, with Emery blaming a mixture of minor injuries and poor performances from the Germany international.

The Gunners have struggled in his absence, winning just two of their last six Premier League matches and dropping six points behind Saturday’s opponent, Chelsea, in fourth.

Ozil was not in the squad for Arsenal’s 1-0 defeat to West Ham last weekend, but Emery confirmed that the 30-year-old has trained consistently since and is in contention to be selected for the match at the Emirates on Saturday.

“He has injuries, where sometimes he is okay, sometimes not okay,” Emery said. “I want every player to be okay for every match and he is the same.

“He didn’t play the last game but this Saturday he could possibly be with us. Now he is training consistently.

“I want every player to give consistency. This is not always easy. What is most important is how he can help us.”

Updated: January 17, 2019 — 4:02 pm

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