Arsenal manager Unai Emery says he treats Mesut Ozil as he would any other Gunners player.
The German playmaker’s form has fallen off a cliff this season, and he hasn’t featured at all in the Gunners’ last three Premier League fixtures, despite being the clubs highest paid player.
The North London side have been lacking creativity in midfield lately however, most evidently in their recent 1-0 loss to West Ham United, where they failed to get any traction in attack.
Whether or not that means Ozil will feature in the hugely important clash with Chelsea on Saturday remains to be seen, but manager Emery has revealed he has spoken to the player about what he wants to see from him for the rest of the season.
“I’ve spoken to him because I want consistency.” Emery told his pre-match press conference.
“He’s had some injuries and these injuries mean that sometimes he is OK and sometimes he isn’t OK. I want every player to give the same work every day to be OK for every match.
“With Mesut it’s the same. He didn’t play the last matches but to me he’s just like any other player. This Saturday he can be with us if he’s OK. Now? He’s training consistently with his work over the past two weeks and I think he can be.”