Emery defends Ozil omission as Arsenal lose to West Ham | The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper

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West Ham United’s Irish defender Declan Rice (C) embraces West Ham United’s English striker Andy Carroll (L) and West Ham United’s English midfielder Mark Noble (R) as West Ham players celebrate on the pitch after the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Arsenal at The London Stadium, in east London on January 12, 2019. – West Ham won the game 1-0. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / AFP)

Arsenal manager Unai Emery indicated Mesut Ozil did not deserve a place in his squad after he missed a London derby loss to West Ham on Saturday.

Ozil, Arsenal’s highest-paid player, has returned to full training over the last week following a knee injury.

But the former Germany international did not even make it onto the bench at the London Stadium where Declan Rice’s first senior goal gave the Hammers a 1-0 win.

Ozil has missed games for a variety of reasons this season and Saturday saw Emery keep faith with the side that beat Fulham in their previous…



Source: Guardian Newspaper