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Unai Emery delivers update on Mesut Ozil’s availability ahead of Arsenal’s clash against Burnley


first_img Comment Advertisement Unai Emery delivers update on Mesut Ozil’s availability ahead of Arsenal’s clash against Burnley Sead Kolasinac and Mesut Ozil both returned to training this week (Picture: Getty)Speaking ahead of the game against Burnley, Emery insisted that both players are ready to be involved but revealed that Ozil missed training on Wednesday through illness.AdvertisementAdvertisementHe said: ‘They came back training with us on Tuesday, they came to start training with us, we had it off. Mesut Ozil is a little sick, he didn’t train yesterday.‘Each training gives us good information, different options with them. Am I pleased to have them back? Of course.When asked whether they were mentally ready to feature, he added: ‘Yes, 100 per cent. Their mentality is focused on us, for training and the match.‘My focus is to be positive and think the players are 100 per cent with their mind here. I want to help them be normal with us, training, thinking and above all taking the focus for each match.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityOzil’s condition is believed to have improved on Thursday although Emery insisted that a decision over whether either player will feature against Burnley will be made on Friday.Arsenal made a winning start to the campaign without Ozil and Kolasinac with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring the only goal in a 1-0 victory over Newcastle at St James’ Park.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Mesut Ozil missed Arsenal’s opening game of the season against Newcastle (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery has revealed that Mesut Ozil could be absent once more for Arsenal’s first home game of the season against Burnley on Saturday after struggling with an illness.Ozil, along with Sead Kolasinac, was left out of Arsenal’s 18-man squad for their season opener against Newcastle United last Sunday amid concerns over their personal safety.The pair were involved in a carjacking attempt by two men armed with knives in June and Arsenal decided against selecting them after ‘further security incidents’ arose.It later emerged that both Ozil and Kolasinac currently have security guards positioned outside of their houses in north London 24 hours a day as the police continue to investigate the situation.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterThursday 15 Aug 2019 2:29 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link326Shareslast_img

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