Good news for Emery: Key Arsenal star to make return ahead of Cardiff

Arsenal boss Unai Emery appears to have been handed a fitness boost ahead of the upcoming clash with Cardiff City.

The new Arsenal manager watched his side hand him his first victory after replacing Arsene Wenger, courtesy of a 3-1 win over West Ham in a London derby at the Emirates stadium last weekend.

It was a game which saw Mesut Ozil fail to feature as he was sidelined by a reported illness.

However, ahead of the clash with Cardiff City, the 29-year-old is expected to make a return to action, according to the Evening Standard.

The former Real Madrid star is set to resume some form of training at London Colney this week, ahead of the upcoming fixture in the Premier League.

Certain media outlets claimed Ozil’s unexpected absence on Saturday was because of a training ground bust-up with Emery, but those rumours were later denied by the Gunners boss.

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