Unai Emery reveals the truth behind relationship with Mesut Ozil

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According to John Cross at The Mirror, Emery is desperate to be fluent in English by Christmas and, even though he is said to be struggling with the language, expects his players to communicate in the language too.

Unai Emery insists that he has a "very good relationship" with Mesut Ozil and hopes to see the German midfielder kick on at Arsenal.

With six goals from their last two games it appears that Arsenal's attack has begun to function at something like full effectiveness, but having conceded three in return - very almost costing them two points against Cardiff - their defensive organisation still leaves much to be desired.

Here for me it isn't for a lot of the time speaking about what people are telling us. "In this process, we will work, we will help him, give him the possibility on the pitch to be together, to find his qualities for us".

The 29-year-old winger is back in contention after missing the defeat to Manchester City before the worldwide break, while central midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has also trained ahead of a return.

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Emery admitted Ozil's first global break since his retirement will have been a hard adjustment for the player, but that the pair have been able to spend beneficial time on the training ground together.

"I am very happy with him because he is 32 years old but I think physically, with his performances with us in matches, he is playing with a very good level". Mesut works very well here. "Mesut, I look at him with the focus totally here".

Emery confirmed Arsenal are keen to extend Nacho Monreal's stay at the Emirates Stadium.

Gazidis made the decision for Emery to succeed Arsene Wenger, having overseen a restructure at the club by bringing in head of relations Raul Sanllehi from Barcelona and former Borussia Dortmund scout Sven Mislintat as head of recruitment.