Press conference

Get the latest update on Mesut Ozil

Mesut Ozil travelled with the team to Burnley on Saturday but didn’t make it into the final squad for Sunday’s game.

Arsene Wenger explained why in his post-match press conference:

on Mesut missing out…
I haven’t even seen him, the doctor came to see me and said we had to travel him back today. He was in the hotel with us. He travelled up and travelled back and we brought Maitland-Niles, who arrived at 1pm because we were only 17 [without Mesut]. Will he be available for Wednesday? Certainly he will be short for Wednesday.

on Alexis…
I pushed him more in the middle for the second half and he was much more influential. I felt in the first half as well he was like the team, he didn’t get enough in the game. Second half he was much more dangerous and you could see that for him the danger could be creative.

on Jack’s performance…

  • I feel he did alright when he came on because he had that little burst to be dangerous. I think he is focused, determined and that’s what we want from him. We play so many games that he is getting up and stronger in every game.