Unai Emery drops Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hint

Ivan Gazidis

GETTY Arsenal news Ivan Gazidis looks set to jump ship

The Premier League is almost back after the global break and Arsenal head coach Unai Emery will be hoping his side can pick up where it left off.

And he made it clear he wants to see more from Ozil going forward.

"Also I think he is working for the team to help us with his quality".

Granit Xhaka continues to split opinion among the fans as while he's so important to our build-up play, he is a liability when we're not in possession.

Emery insists reports he has a frosty relationship with Ozil are absurd.

Arsenal manager Emery said he enjoyed a "relaxing" three days with Ozil in training after the player's retirement from global football meant he did not depart with the Germany squad last week. The reason we are working is to prepare each match with our players, to have the possibility to arrive in Newcastle in the best condition for every player. "I want to push them", he said. I look at him with the focus totally here. Aubameyang is comfortable on the wing and Lacazette proved his worth with a superb victor so I see no reason why they both shouldn't keep their places.

Chief executive Ivan Gazidis' future looks less certain, though, with AC Milan having re-opened negotiations with him.

Emery finally started Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette together against Cardiff and it paid off as they were both on the score-sheet.

'It's a process to know the combination on the pitch, with different players but I need and I want to start in the level, 11 players with good performances and also, we need in the balance of players, when the team needs to work in the pitch to help the team to find the win, to stay with the performance.

It was Gazidis who oversaw the personnel changes after Wenger's departure following more than two decades in charge.

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