Published: Sat, September 01, 2018
Sport | By Floyd Cook

Cardiff vs Arsenal, Premier League

Cardiff vs Arsenal, Premier League

Ozil sat out the Gunners' 3-1 win over West Ham last weekend through illness, with head coach Emery forced to deny reports of a rift between himself and the former Real Madrid player.

Ozil returned to training on Tuesday and is expected to be in the squad to face Cardiff on Sunday, live on Sky Sports.

"I'm not too bothered (if Ozil plays), I've got enough worries", Warnock said ahead of Arsenal's trip to the Cardiff City Stadium.

'I like the possibility to have the player play different positions on the pitch, ' said Emery.

Arsenal manager Unai Emery reportedly personally blocks any loan exit for 18-year-old attacking midfielder Emile Smith Rowe.

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'We need to push, we need to have ambition, we need to have desire to improve every day. It's easy for me to say it's not true, our one is true, and I need to be quiet or say it.

"I like fruit a lot and I like fruit juice. The top six clubs we look on with envy when you look at the players they have, but it's great to pit your wits against them". I remember when I was young thinking Bobby Charlton did not run around much. "This is my message for the team, for the squad and for every player".

Asked whether he felt Ozil would play in the Welsh capital, Warnock jokingly replied: "I've got enough worries. They prefer their orange fresh".

Smith Rowe has not been involved in any of Arsenal's three Premier League games so far this term, but could see game time in the cup competitions and the Europa League.

Our defence was slightly better against West Ham compared to the horrendous performance at Chelsea but there is still huge improvements to be made at the back as we're all over the place at times.

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