Arsenal boss Unai Emery demands more from Mesut Ozil

Arnold Nichols
September 1, 2018

"He's training normally with the group, in every session this week", Emery said of Özil, after the German missed last Saturday's victory over West Ham with a suspected bout of laryngitis.

"He can come and play me for me if he wants", Warnock added on Ozil.

The north London side signed five new players in the summer transfer window in an attempt to revamp the Arsenal squad for a top-four tilt.

Ozil returned to Arsenal training this week.


There were reports of a training ground bust-up between player and manager, but Emery said the Germany midfielder was missing from the team simply due to illness.

Arsenal coach Unai Emery has told Mesut Ozil he will have to play out of position at times to help the team - and insisted that the German is happy with that. We need to push, we need to have ambition, we need to have desire to improve every day.

As for Smith-Rowe, the 18-year-old has not yet been included in any of Emery's three Premier League squads but could be handed minutes in both the Europa League and domestic cup competitions.

"It's a respite for him and allows him to continue to enjoy his job because we all need to enjoy our jobs", he said. Emery said he still isn't completely happy with Arsenal's high pressing game, and called for a more sustained effort against Cardiff. "We want to help him to stay with us in the best possible way". Then we finished the last 20 minutes really well. Even Bournemouth, we lost 2-0 but had a great chance to equalise on the hour and we had chances against Huddersfield and Newcastle. Let us know in the comments... So we are going to continue to do that.

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