Press conference

What's the latest on Mesut Ozil?

Mesut Ozil is back in full training - but will he be involved in Saturday's game against Chelsea at Emirates Stadium?

Unai Emery was asked about the World Cup winner in Thursday's press conference at London Colney - and this is what he said:

on whether Ozil is getting married…
Yes, I spoke with him in the summer and he said he is going to get married this year - I think at the end of the season. But his private life is his life. I’ve also spoke to him because I want consistency. He’s had some injuries and these injuries mean that sometimes he is okay and sometimes he isn’t okay. I want every player to give the same work everyday to be okay for every match. With Mesut it’s the same. He didn’t play the last matches but to me he’s just like any other player. This Saturday he can be with us if he’s okay.

on Ozil’s chances of playing at the weekend…
Now? He’s training consistently with his work over the past two weeks and I think he can be.

on whether the situation with Ozil is frustrating…
I like to create the same spirit for all, and that spirit is every players gets and gives consistent work and moments with their performances but it’s not easy. Sometimes you are better and sometimes you are worse. I’m working with every player in the same way. The most important thing for me is how he can help us and how every player can help us with their consistency.

on whether he could leave in January…
I’m not thinking about that. I’m thinking about how he can help us this year with good performances. He’s had injuries and not been okay to play matches, but now after these two weeks maybe this Saturday will be okay for him.