Unai Emery on Whether Ozil Will Start in NLD or Not

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Unai Emery faced the press ahead of Arsenal's trip to the Wembley Stadium and during the chat, he discussed a number of topics ranging from injury worries to the possibility of Mesut Ozil starting.

Ozil was on top form in the game against Bournemouth where he scored the opener as well as getting an assist for Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

He impressed a lot of fans who have since called for his continual involvement in the team but the boss has a different approach which may mean their demands won't be met.

The Spanish manager while responding to questions on the player's chance of featuring in Saturday's big game stated that there is more to be looked into beyond individual performance.

According to him, the team selection for different matches depends greatly on various factors like the nature of the opponent and their pattern of play.

"For us, we are doing a plan for a lot of matches and each match is different, whether it’s home or away, the opposition and how we are in each moment", Unai said.

"The most important thing is whether each player can be OK for tomorrow. Then we decide to play. With this, we’ll decide whether Mesut will play tomorrow."

Emery may be on the same path as a section of Arsenal supporters who feel Ozil does not thrive in big games so I won't be shocked if he eventually relegates him to the bench.

Who plays or doesn't isn't my concern as long as we get all three points to enable us to reduce the points between us and our rivals to one. We can't afford to go the third consecutive season without Champions League football.

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