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Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil fit to face Cardiff

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil is fit to face Cardiff City this weekend.

The 29-year-old returned to full training earlier this week having missed the Gunners' 3-1 win over West Ham amid reports of a bust-up with new head coach Unai Emery.

Ozil was said to have refused to take up his place on the substitutes' bench after being told he would not start against the Hammers but Emery denied the claim by insisting Ozil was merely unwell, says the London Evening Standard.

It is believed Ozil was suffering with a heavy cold which meant club staff felt it was best if he was kept away from other players to prevent any further infection.

And Ozil is now passed fit after not being included in the list of absentees provided by Arsenal this morning for the trip to South Wales with only long-term injury victims Sead Kolasinac, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Carl Jenkinson and Laurent Koscielny ruled out.

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