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Arsenal boss Emery explains latest Ozil absence

Arsenal boss Unai Emery insists Mesut Ozil wasn't fit to make their squad for tonight's Europa League clash at BATE Borisov.

Ozil was not part of the travelling party to Minsk on Wednesday evening, although Emery explained the decision was not a tactical one.

"The players we didn't bring in the squad were because Aaron Ramsey did not train with us and Sokratis (Papastathopoulos) only started training yesterday and today - I don't think it's enough," he said.

"Mesut is the same. (Pierre-Emerick) Aubameyang, after he was sick, trained on Monday, yesterday and today, and I think he's OK for the match."

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