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Arsenal manager Unai Emery preparing for 'difficult' Newcastle United test

14 September 2018

He started the opening two matches of Emery's first campaign at the Emirates, but ESPN reported that he was left out against the Hammers after arguing with the Spaniard and walking out of training.

Ozil is yet to register a goal or assist for Arsenal this season.

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.

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The Gunners travel to Newcastle United on Saturday for a rare 3:00 pm Premier League clash ahead of the Europa League group stage opener next Thursday.

Goalkeeper: Once again, Petr Cech looked uncomfortable with the ball at his feet during the win over Cardiff City last time out but I still don't think Emery is going to bring in Bernd Leno just yet. But he is feeling like I am feeling. "I push him for improvements to give us the best in his qualities and performances".

Arsenal manager Emery said he enjoyed a "relaxing" three days with Ozil in training after the player's retirement from worldwide football meant he did not depart with the Germany squad last week.

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Torreira picked up a minor calf issue while away with Uruguay last week but he's trained fully since returning to Arsenal and is available for selection so I wouldn't be surprised to see him start against Newcastle this weekend. "Here he has played both".

"Every conversation with him is speaking about us and about our work here every day", he said. "[For] Mesut it is these two positions".

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Arsenal manager Unai Emery preparing for 'difficult' Newcastle United test