Unai Emery reveals why he recalled Mesut Ozil to the Arsenal starting XI against Watford

first_img Metro Sport ReporterSunday 15 Sep 2019 4:33 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link180Shares The German playmaker makes his first start of the season at Vicarage Road (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery is confident Mesut Ozil can make an impact on his first start of the season for Arsenal after being brought back into the team to take on Watford on Sunday.The German playmaker was absent from the matchday squad for the first three games of the Premier League season having been involved in a carjacking attempt by an armed gang in London, though made the bench against Spurs last time out.There were fears over both his safety and that of Sead Kolasinac – who was also in the vehicle and fought off the attackers – but Emery is happy that he can call on Ozil once again. Comment Unai Emery reveals why he recalled Mesut Ozil to the Arsenal starting XI against Watford Advertisementcenter_img Ozil has trained well and forced his way into the Arsenal team (Picture: Getty)Asked why he picked the World Cup winner at Vicarage Road, Emery told Sky Sports: ‘He trained with us in pre-season and he was playing good, but with the circumstances we could not play with him.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘But now he’s playing, he’s training with a normal attitude for three weeks, and he can help us today. Everyone is important, the first XI, the players on the bench, we really need them all.’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 CityArsenal take on a Watford team that has undergone some major changes in the past week, with Javi Gracia axed and Quique Sanchez Flores returning to the club.There weren’t any real tactical surprises in Flores’ first line-up since taking over, and Emery does not believe the change of manager will be a decisive factor in the game.🔴 #M1Ö is back! #WATARS pic.twitter.com/ThAw0MVOG8— Arsenal (@Arsenal) September 15, 2019 He continued: ‘Something can change with a new coach, a new system but it’s still the same players.‘They’re good players, a very good coach too with experience here. I think he’ll try something special today and it’s going to be very difficult against him and them.’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 Advertisementlast_img

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