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 read more

Enes Kanter trolls Kyrie Irving as he explains why he’ll wear No. 11 with Celtics

first_img Mike D’Antoni isn’t thinking extension as Rockets alter team dynamics, agent says Brandon Ingram health update: Pelican (blood clot) ‘pretty close’ to resuming basketball workouts Kanter first explained that it was his old jersey number, which he wore with the Thunder from 2016-17.  NBA free agency news: Enes Kanter signs 2-year deal with Celtics But he went on to say: “I want to be the reason no one else will,” which was a clear shot at former Celtics star Irving. He laughed and then added: “Sorry, I had to say it.” Related News Enes Kanter took a shot at Kyrie Irving in his first comments as a Celtic. During his introductory press conference Wednesday with Kemba Walker, Kanter was asked why he chose to wear No. 11 with Boston.  Enes Kanter on why he chose #11 😏 pic.twitter.com/Nfp1kGY6Aj— Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) July 17, 2019Irving, who signed with the Nets in free agency, said the same exact line during a Nike commercial from 2018. He explained in the ad that his father wore No. 11 in college when he played at Boston University, and it was the main reason why he wore the same number. Irving added that he wanted to be the reason no one would wear it again in Boston.My dad is the reason I wear 11. I want to be the reason no one else will. #justdoit pic.twitter.com/CZiLOsxbA9— Kyrie Irving (@KyrieIrving) November 22, 2018As for Walker? He’s also taking a familiar number in Boston as he plans to don the No. 8 jersey. It was what Antoine Walker wore in his seven seasons with the Celtics, and he gave the new Boston star a “blessing” to wear it.last_img read more