Jamie Carragher believes Mesut Ozil should be starting regularly for Arsenal. The 31-year-old was involved in a matchday squad for the first time since September 24, playing 65 minutes of Arsenal’s 5-5 draw with Liverpool in the Carabao Cup fourth round on Wednesday. AFP or licensors Mesut Ozil grabbed an assist on his return to the Arsenal team The Gunners conceded an injury-time equaliser thanks to Divock Origi’s bicycle kick, before losing on penalties. But one positive to take from Anfield for Unai Emery was the display of forgotten man Ozil. The German was arguably Arsenal’s most impressive performer and showed his quality with a brilliant assist to set up Ainsley Maitland-Niles for Arsenal’s fourth goal. Emery admitted Ozil had a ‘very good’ ma
Arsenal boss Unai Emery believes Alexandre Lacazette’s ankle problem is ‘not serious’ after the France striker was withdrawn in the Emirates Cup defeat to Lyon.Emery already had a headache after deciding not to select Sead Kolasinac or Mesut Ozil after the pair were left shaken up following a failed car-jacking last week. Premier Sports Alexandre Lacazette thankfully did not require a stretcher after injuring his ankle against Lyon The Gunners lost 2-1 to Lyon as a Moussa Dembele double cancelled out Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s opener. But it was the sight of Lacazette, voted Arsenal’s player of the season last year, sporting a protective boot as he departed the Emirates that will have Emery concerned just two weeks away from the start of the Premier Leagu
VERY GOOD The Eagles academy products have been in outstanding form for Roy Hodgson's men so far this season Arsenal boss Unai Emery has heaped praise on Crystal Palace academy duo Wilfried Zaha and Aaron Wan-Bissaka and insists he has plenty of his own young players pushing for a place in his squad. The Gunners host Roy Hodgson’s Palace on Sunday and are looking to maintain their push for a top-four finish. Wilfried Zaha, left, and Aaron Wan-Bissaka have both been outstanding for Crystal Palace this season While the Eagles have endured difficult spells during the campaign, Zaha and Wan-Bissaka have often stood out as star performers. They both came through the ranks at Selhurst Park and have been linked with moves away this summer. Emery sin
GUNNERS BOOST Gunners boss suggests the French centre-back could be back in action before the end of 2018 Arsenal have been handed a boost as captain Laurent Koscielny returned to training on Thursday for the first time since having surgery on an Achilles injury. The France defender missed the World Cup after rupturing his Achilles in the Gunners’ Europa League semi-final defeat to Atletico Madrid in May. Laurent Koscielny suffered injury heartbreak in the Europa League last season, ruling him out of the World Cup Initial reports suggested the 32-year-old may not play again in 2018. But manager Unai Emery has revealed Koscielny has stepped up his recovery and is ‘making good progress’ as he works his way ...