Arsenal manager Unai Emery has once again denied that he has fallen out with the Gunners star playmaker Mesut Ozil.
The former Germany international was left out of Emery’s match day squad for last weekends 3-1 victory over West Ham, with reports suggesting Ozil had been involved in a furious training ground bust up with his manager.
However, Emery has once again refuted these claims and revealed that Ozil remains an important part of his plans at Arsenal.
“It isn’t true the news. It’s easy for me to say it’s not true, our one is true, and I need to be quiet or say it.” Emery told a pre-match press conference.
“For me that is one thing; I don’t stop during my career for everything that the news says about me or the players. But in this situation with Mesut Ozil it is clear, he is OK, he has the commitment we want, he is a very important player for us and we want to help him to give us the best performance in each match and each moment.”
Ozil has been named in the starting XI for the Gunners Premier League away fixture against newly promoted Cardiff City this afternoon.