Unai Emery reveals the truth behind relationship with Mesut Ozil


Arsenal boss Unai Emery insists he works well with Mesut Ozil and says the German's retirement from worldwide football will benefit the Gunners.

Ozil was omitted from Arsenal's squad for last month's 3-1 win over West Ham, prompting reports of a dispute with Emery - who had said the midfielder was ill - before he returned to the starting XI for the last game at Cardiff.

And speaking ahead of this weekend's Premier League clash with Newcastle, Emery opened up on where his relationship with Ozil now stands.

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"It's the same", said Emery when asked about playing Aubameyang and Lacazette together or as substitutes, as quoted by the Daily Mirror.

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Therefore this means that Newcastle need to have a plan ready to deal with just one of the players from the get-go as well as a plan B ready to roll out in case both are deployed at the same time. The reason we are working is to prepare each match with our players, to have the possibility to arrive in Newcastle in the best condition for every player. I want to push them - I want to be demanding.

'I have a very good relationship with Mesut, ' the Spaniard said.

"Saturday is another step we can do, it will be hard but I want to continue [to show] our personality on the pitch and impose this personality on the opposition and to find the win".

'Mesut, like other players, works very well here. The Nigerian worldwide has had a positive start to the season and will be hoping to continue that on the weekend. After six years here, I came and I know him as a new Nacho Monreal.