Arsenal vs Burnley: Mesut Ozil in the starting line-up for Emirates Premier League clash


Arsenal vs Burnley: Mesut Ozil in the starting line-up for Emirates Premier League clash

Mesut Ozil has returned to the starting line-up for Arsenal and will captain the side.

The Gunners welcome Burnley to the Emirates for the early Premier League game, with Sead Kolasinac also back.

Ozil has struggled for game time recently and in the Premier League has appeared for just 20 minutes in total since the middle of November.

He was snubbed earlier this week for their Carabao Cup defeat to Tottenham, failing to even earn a place among the substitutes, with Emery confirming it was a ‘tactical decision’.

Ozil has followed a scintillating display against Leicester in October with below par displays

Head coach Unai Emery said on the eve of the game the German was not assured of a spot in the team despite being the club’s highest earner.

His future at the Emirates Stadium remains uncertain as he continues to be linked with a January move away.

“I am not thinking about this situation,” Emery said when asked if Ozil could leave when the transfer window opens,” Emery said.

“For me the player’s salary is not important for me, I don’t know the player’s salary because for me they are the same.