Mesut Ozil has recovered from illness and is fit to face Cardiff, reveals Arsenal boss Unai Emery

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ARSENAL boss Unai Emery has revealed that Mesut Ozil is fit and ready to feature against Cardiff on Sunday.

The Gunners midfielder missed the 3-1 win against West Ham last weekend through suspected illness, though reports claimed of a bust-up with the Spaniard.

Unai Emery has revealed Mesut Ozil could feature for Arsenal against Cardiff on Sunday
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Gunners playmaker Ozil missed the victory against West Ham at the Emirates last weekend
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Emery was forced to deny the rumours of the training ground row with the 2014 World Cup winner in the aftermath of the victory against the Hammers at the Emirates.

While it has also been claimed that Ozil ‘pulled a sickie’ after being told he would be playing in a different position.

But speaking ahead of the clash against the Bluebirds, Emery insisted he is back in the squad after returning to training on Tuesday.

He said: “He’s training normally with the club every session this week.

Emery was forced to deny reports that Ozil was involved in a bust-up with him
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German World Cup winner Ozil failed to impress in the defeats against Manchester City and Chelsea this season
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“We started Tuesday and every day we are doing the training and he’s normal with the group. It’s for that, he’s OK.”

While he also added: “I know you are a lot of journalists working for the media in TV, radio, newspapers. I have respect for you.

“But it’s only when the news is not true, that for me it’s a problem. But in my career I’m not stopping for the news when it isn’t true.”

Reports have also claimed that Emery was desperate to nab the ex-Real Madrid ace for Paris Saint-Germain last season.