Nigel Winterburn: What I really think of Unai Emery at Arsenal

Mesut Ozil is *finally* set to play at Newcastle

Mesut Ozil is *finally* set to play at Newcastle

Arsenal star playmaker Mesut Ozil has been linked with a move away from the north London based club following a turbulent summer. 'I want to find with him the possibility to do the best, to make decisive passes, to do more near and in the box to score.

"Also I think he is working for the team to help us with his quality".

As per Goal, he told reporters: "He really needs at least this season to progress, see where we go to". 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.

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.

"[We get on] very well", Emery said. "I want to push them", he said. Mesut works very well here.

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Ozil has looked slightly out of place when Emery has deployed him on the right wing rather his normal central role as a No. 10, but Emery reiterated that the German is happy switching between the two.

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'It's a process to know the combination on the pitch, with different players but I need and I want to start in the level, 11 players with good performances and also, we need in the balance of players, when the team needs to work in the pitch to help the team to find the win, to stay with the performance.

Monreal, whose contract with Arsenal has entered its final year, is on Barcelona's transfer radar, with the Catalan giants looking at him as cover for Jordi Alba during the January transfer window. He is very convinced about that in my conversations with him about it.

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