Arsenal manager Unai Emery has attempted to give an explanation for yet another controversial decision over his team selection ahead of the trip to West Ham in the Premier League on Saturday.

The new Arsenal manager took over from Arsene Wenger in May last year, after a season of failure which saw the Frenchman miss out on Champions League qualification.

Emery has come to the club with a number of new ideas and the most notable of those is his habit of not being afraid to leave out certain players whenever he feels it is necessary.

Mesut Ozil has been the player often excluded from the team by the Arsenal manager in recent months despite being a regular name on the team sheet under Wenger.

On Saturday, the German star was once again omitted from the squad even though he was actually fit and after the game, Emery was asked about his controversial decision.

“Yes, but I can say he’s working with us normally this week. Like I said to you, we’ve won and lost with him.” the Arsenal boss said

“Today the players who were here are the players who deserved to be in this match. We could have won or lost, like we can with him.

“We continue working with every player because they are all important, but today the decision was to come with these players.”

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