Unai Emery says that he’s looking for more of the Mesut Ozil we saw on Wednesday in the Carabao Cup.
The 31 year old started for the first time in weeks, and performed very well, despite being taken off in the 65th minute.
With a must-win home clash against Wolves at the Emirates tomorrow, the Arsenal boss says he wants more of that from the playmaker, and that he’s in line for a start.
“He is in the squad and I think he has the possibility to play,” said Emery.
“I spoke with him on Tuesday. When he’s available, when he’s training well, when he’s consistent, when he’s positive he can help us a lot.
“Now I am seeing him positive and consistent. On Wednesday with his performance in Liverpool, I think this is the way we want.
“Also I am helping him, supporting him, demanding of him. This is the Mesut I think everybody wants.”
And on what he might bring if he returns to regular first team action, Emery continued, “He has big experience. When you talk about players who are ready to play under high pressure, one is Mesut Ozil.
“I think he has confidence and I think he has respect. When he is in that positive way, when he is available consistently, he has the respect from us and from every supporter.”