Unai Emery on how Ozil can get back in Arsenal’s starting eleven


Emery on Mesut Ozil

Mesut Ozil has found himself very much isolated from Arsenal’s starting eleven in recent months.

The German had a decent start to the season and put on a couple of good displays, particularly vs Leicester City.

However, Ozil has featured in just one of Arsenal’s last seven Premier League fixtures.

As a result, the Telegraph reported that Arsenal are looking to sell the £350,000 a week midfielder.

Despite the uncertainty surrounding Ozil, Unai Emery has come out and said what the 30-year-old can do to become a regular for Arsenal again:

“I ask him in our conversations to be consistent. 

“To be available for us training. When you can train with regularity, consistency, you can help us after in the games. Now I think this week is good for all the players because we are in an important moment for the season. 

“I am looking at him in the training like we want. I know he wants. But he needs to be consistent, be available for training, for the matches.

“Without the injuries, without being sick. Like that, I think we can see the best Mesut with us.”As quoted by the Evening Standard.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 16: Mesut Ozil of Arsenal on the bench during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Arsenal FC at St Mary’s Stadium on December 16, 2018 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Arsenal vs BATE

While Ozil has not featured much in the league recently, he could be in line to start vs BATE on Thursday.

Arsenal head into the game at the Emirates with a 1-0 deficit to overturn due to their embarrassing defeat last week.

They will, however, be without Alexander Lacazette who was shown a red card in the teams last meeting.

The Gunners will be able to call on both Aaron Ramsey and Sokratis vs BATE though after the duo recovered from injuries.

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