Mesut Ozil left the Arsenal team for the West Ham collision despite being fit and training with the club all week
- Mesut Ozil was released from the match-day squad of Arsenal before the West Ham collision
- Unai Emery left Ozil despite the midfielder being fit and training all week
- The Arsenal boss mentioned the same starting XI that defeated Fulham earlier this month
Jordan Seward for Mailonline
Mesut Ozil has been left out of Arsenal's match-day squad for the Saturday-evening clash with West Ham, despite having no worries about the injury.
The midfielder trained the whole week with the club and seems to have recovered completely from the knee injury, making him stay out of the last three matches.
Unai Emery, who is said to have a broken relationship with the Arsenal star, chose to call the same starting XI that defeated Fulham in their last Premier League outing despite the fact that Ozil was available.
Mesut Ozil was left outside Arsenal's team for the West Ham collision, despite being fit
Unai Emery has the same starting XI that defeated Fulham in their last Premier League outing
Ozil posted several messages on his social media accounts and said he had completed a full training week.
The 30-year-old has not played since Boxing Day and this season has not created a regular starting place under the new boss Emery.
Ozil trained the whole week with the club and seems to have recovered completely from his knee injury
In spite of this his agent came out this month and insisted that Ozil is happy in the club amid speculation about his long-term future.
Emery reassured Ozil about his role at the club, but still has reservations about the midfield's work levels and this last omission will probably lead to more speculation.
Ozil had been dropped a number of times during the Christmas period and it is not yet clear where he will fit into the plans of the Arsenal boss, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette both starting together in recent games.
The 30-year-old pictured lifting weights in the gym during a training session earlier this week