Unai Emery has hinted that Mesut Ozil could feature for the Gunners against AFC Bournemouth after his cameo at the weekend (via Arsenal.com).
It’s clear now that Unai Emery is easing Mesut Ozil back into the fold at Arsenal.
The German playmaker has barely featured for the side since the turn of the year but started last week against BATE Borisov and was a substitute at the weekend.
Now, Emery has spoken about Ozil’s 30-minute cameo against Southampton and hinted that he could call upon the German for tomorrow’s match with AFC Bournemouth.
“For Mesut Ozil, Sunday was a good challenge, like we spoke about before, to be in the bench and help us like he is doing in the last 30 minutes,” Emery said in his pre-match press conference.
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“It was a good performance with good spirit and I think we are stronger when every player is like that. His combination in the attacking third is important for us.
“It’s important mostly to be available to play and sometimes during the first 11, but we need players in the bench with a good mentality and good performance when we need players to help us in the second half or for injuries or for when players are tired from carrying on our intensity and skill against them.”
It’s an interesting series of quotes from Unai Emery. Mesut Ozil put in a decent performance against BATE Borisov and it makes sense to start the German tomorrow evening.