Mesut Ozil: Arsenal boss Unai Emery denies midfielder missed West Ham win on account of row
Arsenal boss Unai Emery has denied midfielder Mesut Ozil missed Saturday’s Premier League victory over West Ham due to a row in coaching.
The Spaniard mentioned Ozil, 29, was not within the squad for the 3-1 win at Emirates Stadium as a result of he was sick.
ESPN Brazil reported that the German had an argument with Emery on Friday and refused to be within the squad after discovering out he was on the bench.
“Why is that this data on the market? It is not true,” mentioned Emery.
“He left coaching as a result of he was going to his dwelling as a result of he’s sick.”
Emery informed Match of the Day that he sat down with Ozil and the group physician on Friday and determined he wouldn’t play.
He mentioned he informed the participant to attend the match if he was feeling higher, including that Ozil was “with the group” earlier than the sport however later left due to his sickness.
“He’s dangerous with illness. There isn’t any drawback with the participant. Communicate with the physician – he can clarify higher,” mentioned Emery.
Issa Diop’s personal purpose and Danny Welbeck’s late strike helped an unconvincing Arsenal safe their first victory beneath Emery for the reason that former Sevilla and Paris St-Germain boss succeeded Arsene Wenger in Could.
Ozil, who began the defeats by Manchester Metropolis and Chelsea, stop worldwide soccer after Germany exited the World Cup within the group phases, citing “racism and disrespect”.