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Arsenal boss Emery: I like to see stroppy Ozil

Arsenal boss Unai Emery had no problem with an angry Mesut Ozil after their draw at Crystal Palace.

Ozil was clearly unhappy when being substituted.

Emery stated: "No, it is normal not to be happy. I like the players like him who show the character when we are not playing well, and when I substituted him at 2-1 usually every player wants to continue playing."

On why he swapped Ozil for Danny Welbeck, the manager continued: "In the last match away in the Premier League, against Fulham, we played like that and did a very good job. I think we lost a little of our possession with the ball and the match was more about the transition, like in our last matches.

"Also, with Danny and Laca, I wanted to find one good transition between two players and also more goals. Also, in free-kicks defensively, they were pushing and put a ninth player on the pitch for free-kicks to find more chances to score. Danny Welbeck is very good in these situations, both defensively and offensively."

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