Unai Emery explains Mesut Ozil absence for Arsenal

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It was claimed Ozil stormed away from Arsenal's training ground on Friday after Emery told the midfielder he wouldn't start against West Ham.

Asked about Ozil missing the game, Emery replied: "It isn't true, that information".

The home game against West Ham is the one that Emery will look to as his first Premier League win, a much result much needed to instill some confidence and stave off the early criticism.

"So now we won against West Ham and maybe we showed people who didn't believe in us that we will be there this season and you have to count on us until the end of the season".

Nacho Monreal, an own goal from Hammers debutant Issa Diop and an injury-time Danny Welbeck strike was enough to secure the points.

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Goal understands the former Germany global was sent home ill by the club's medical staff after missing three days of training due to flu. "There is no problem with the player, speak with the doctor he can explain better", Emery added. But during his pre-match press conference, Emery went on to reveal that he had indeed spoken to Ramsey and said "I spoke with him last week".

Arsenal will next travel to Wales a week from Sunday when they take on newly promoted outfit Cardiff City.

Their report states that Arnautovic will be monitored after taking a bang on the knee against Arsenal, but he left the Emirates Stadium without the need for crutches and that the knock was relatively manageable. The three points were very important.

"It's clear we need to improve and we need to continue working to not concede as many chances as today", the Spaniard said. And he feels better today, and before the game he was with the team, with me.