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LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 18: Mesut Ozil of Arsenal shakes hands with Unai Emery, Manager of Arsenal as he leaves the pitch from substitution during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Arsenal FC at Stamford Bridge on August 18, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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Arsenal manager Unai Emery has said he has a “good relationship” with Mesut Ozil despite speculation of a rift between the duo.

Ozil missed Arsenal’s 3-1 win over West Ham United in Week 3 of the campaign, and speculation surfaced after that contest regarding a possible falling out. However, the German was back in the side for the 3-2 win over Cardiff City a week later.

When asked about the pair’s dynamic on Thursday, Emery said he has no issue with Ozil and he’s doing his best to improve him as a player, per Sky Sports.

“[We get on] very well,” said the former Sevilla and Paris Saint-Germain boss. “Here for me it isn’t for a lot of the time speaking about what people are telling us. I have a very good relationship with Mesut and professionally I push him for improvements to give us the best in his qualities and performances.”


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