Unai Emery explains how Mesut Ozil can get back in the Arsenal starting XI

first_imgThe German has only played in one of the last seven Premier League matches (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery has urged Mesut Ozil to find more consistency on the field and off it in order to force his way back into the Arsenal team – potentially starting tomorrow.The German World Cup winner has not played for the Gunners since wearing the captain’s armband in a 2-1 win over Cardiff City at the end of January, appearing in just one of the last seven Premier League matches.He did not travel to Belarus for the first leg of Arsenal’s Europa League last-32 clash with BATE Borisov due to illness, while there have been reports that Emery is wary of using him in more physical encounters. Comment Advertisement Ozil appeared to have lost the faith of his manager in recent months (Picture: Getty)Former boss Arsene Wenger also suggested Ozil is suffering from being in a ‘comfort zone’ after signing a new long-term contract a year ago that made him the highest paid player in the club’s history.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTBut Emery says Ozil has been working well in training this week and has not closed the door on integrating the 30-year-old back into the Arsenal team.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CitySpeaking on Wednesday, Emery explained: ‘The key is in his hands. He is working very well this week.‘I ask him in our conversation for consistency, to be available for us for training, when you can train consistently you can help us with your best performance in the games. Unai Emery explains how Mesut Ozil can get back in the Arsenal starting XIcenter_img Advertisement Ozil missed the defeat to BATE but looks set to return in the second leg at the Emirates (Getty)‘This week has been good for all the players. I am looking at him doing the training like we want.‘He needs to be available consistently for training, without the injuries, without the sickness. Without that we cannot see the best Mesut with us.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 20 Feb 2019 2:15 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link708Shareslast_img read more

High school volleyball roundup

first_img Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014 Ellsworth got off to a strong start, besting Bucksport 25-15 in the first game of the match.The Golden Bucks rebounded to win the next two games, 25-18 and 25-17, before Ellsworth got the equalizer with a lopsided 25-8 fourth game win.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBut the Bucks rallied in the decisive final contest to eke out a 17-15 win.For Bucksport, Holly Judkins led the team with six aces and four digs. Joy Fitzgerald had five aces and two digs, Chloe Stubbs had two aces and eight digs and Whitney Gaudet had three aces and two digs.Sarah Shelton led Ellsworth with 17 kills, four aces and two digs. Delaney Sargent had nine aces, three kills and three digs; Sammy Mason had five kills and three digs; Rachel Bunker had six kills and five aces; Alexa Grant had six aces; and Liz Perry had five aces.With wins this week over Bucksport, Washington Academy and Calais the 7-0 Mount Desert Island Trojans maintained their tenuous hold on the top spot in the state Class A standings.The Trojans lead 6-0 Greely by just one point.The 4-4 Ellsworth Eagles currently are ranked fourth in the Class A standings, and in Class B, the 2-3 Sumner Tigers are sixth.In earlier action:Washington Academy 3, Ellsworth 1The Raiders of Washington Academy rallied from a first game loss to win the next three in a 3-1 victory over the Eagles on Wednesday, Sept. 17, in Ellsworth.Ellsworth took the first game 25-14, but the Raiders went on to post game scores of 26-24, 25-20 and 25-23.For the Eagles, Sarah Shelton had eight aces and 15 kills, Maddie Dow had two assists and four blocks and Alexa Grant had five assists.Calais 3, Sumner 2The Tigers won the first two games only to see the Calais Blue Devils rally for a 3-2 win on Wednesday, Sept. 17, in Calais.For the Tigers, Amie O’Hara had three aces and two digs; Kiandra Barnes had three aces and a dig; Tianah Johnson had one aces, seven digs and three tips; Julia Tardy had two aces, 10 digs and a kill; and Emily Martin had three aces, two digs, a kill and two tips.MDI 3, Bucksport 0The Trojans continued their winning ways on Wednesday, Sept. 18, downing the Bucksport Golden Bucks by lopsided game scores of  25-9, 25-13 and 25-6.MDI 3, Washington Academy 1Sarah Phelps led the way as the Trojans remained undefeated with a 3-1 win over the Washington Academy Raiders on Friday.Phelps had 12 aces, 6 kills, one assist and six digs. Camilla Thomassen-Tai had three aces, a kill and six digs; Riley Mooers had four aces, a kill and 18 assists; and Kayla Ray had five aces, four kills and a dig.Sumner 3, Narraguagus 1The Tigers notched their second win, downing the Narraguagus Knights 3-1 on Friday in Sullivan by game scores of 25-20, 16-25, 25-18 and 25-22.For Sumner, O’Hara had three aces, three digs and two blocks; Tardy had seven aces, two kills and 12 digs; Barnes had five aces, two kills and a dig; Johnson had six aces, nine digs and three tips; and Martin had four aces, eight digs and three tips.Bucksport 3, Calais 1The Golden Bucks dropped the first game 15-25, then reeled of wins of 25-20, 25-14 and 25-20 over the Calais Blue Devils on Friday in Calais.For Bucksport, Holly Judkins had three aces, 11 digs, an assist and a kill; Joy Fitzgerald had five aces and two kills; Natalie Gray had four kills and an assist; Chloe Stubbs had five aces, two digs and a kill; and Whitney Gaudet had three aces, five assists and two digs.MDI 3, Calais 0The Trojans claimed their seventh win, downing the Calais Blue Devils by game scores of 25-10, 25-13 and 25-14 on Saturday in Calais.For the Trojans, Phelps had nine aces, four kills and a dig; Elise Robertson had four kills; Ray had 13 aces and two kills; and Mooers had five aces, a kill and 11 assists. Latest Posts Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all) Fenceviewer Staff Bio Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014 Senior Kayla Ray, right, of the Mount Desert Island High School varsity volleyball team sets up a shot Friday in a match with Washington Academy. Teammate Camilla Thomassen-Tai stands by.ELLSWORTH — The Bucksport Golden Bucks moved into second place in the state Class B volleyball standings on Tuesday with a close 3-2 win over the Class A Ellsworth Eagles. Town report wins award – October 11, 2014last_img read more