Giroud admits he is frustrated by limited Chelsea role


The German was omitted from the Arsenal side that lost 1-0 to West Ham last weekend, despite suggestions that he was fit to play.

Emery added when asked if he is concerned about losing Ozil: "I am not thinking about that".

The former Sevilla and Paris St-German boss isn't contended with the German's work-rate on the field of play, hence, he wants to cash-in on his signature before the end of the January transfer market.

However, the Gunners form has slumped of late, having won just one of their last four Premier League matches.

Emery said Ozil could face Chelsea on Saturday, adding: "I've spoken to him because I want consistency". "The most important thing for me is how he can help us and how every player can help us with their consistency". I am thinking about how he can help us. "I was working with him the last two weeks".

"Today the normality is working with him", Emery said.

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"Then it's normal, I think, that sometimes I can choose something different because tomorrow will be a very hard match for the defensive phase, so I need my team balanced on the pitch".

Unai Emery got involved in Arsenal training on Friday as he put his players through their paces ahead of the weekend's clash with Chelsea.

"Nobody knows whether Ozil, who has not played since Boxing Day, will even say "hello" or "good morning" anymore", wrote Ashton.

Shanghai SIPG are weighing up a potential bid for out-of-favour Arsenal star Mesut Ozil during the winter transfer window, it has been claimed.

The Chinese Super League side are willing to offer €10m per season in order to try and tempt Ozil to make the switch to Shanghai.