English Premiership

Strong 'possibility' of Ozil playing on Saturday, says Emery

2019-10-31 12:46
Mesut Ozil
Mesut Ozil (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Arsenal boss Unai Emery has hinted at a Premier League return for Mesut Ozil, after impressing in the Carabao Cup defeat to Liverpool.

Arsenal lost a thrilling encounter at Anfield which saw the game finish 5-5, Liverpool eventually coming out on top 5-4 in the penalty shootout.

Ozil, making only his third appearance of the season, had a hand in three of Arsenal’s goals but was withdrawn late in the match when the score was 4-3 to Liverpool.

The Arsenal fans could be heard chanting his name for large periods of the game.

It was the first time the former Germany international had featured in a match-day squad since the last round of the EFL Cup, although Emery claims he remains in contention for Premier League games.

"We had decided beforehand (to take off Ozil). He worked well in 65 minutes," he said.

"Ozil played very well. He played a very good match. We are going to play on Saturday and in my mind, there's the possibility to use him again."

On Saturday, Arsenal welcome Wolves to the Emirates Stadium for a matchday 11 Premier League encounter.

Kick-off is at 17:00 (SA time).

- TeamTalk Media


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