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Ozil returns as Arsenal boss Wenger gives positive injury report

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Mesut Ozil will be available for Sunday's game against Chelsea.

The German playmaker missed out on the trip to Stoke City last week due to a slight foot injury.

Wenger also revealed that Alexis Sanchez could quite possibly feature at the Emirates Stadium while Tomas Rosicky, Francis Coquelin and Danny Welbeck are all nearing first-team action.

"The good news is that Özil certainly will be available and, for Sánchez, the next two days will be decisive though, this time, I think he will make it for selection," Wenger said.

"Coquelin is also back in full training, ahead of schedule, and Welbeck will be in full training next week. So those are positive news.

"Tomas Rosicky I think will play for the under-21s on Friday [against Swansea City]. A few players are coming back.

"It was important we showed we could cope without these players, and had that collective spirit and unity, but it will ensure we have more variety now.

"The forwards give you goalscoring [potential] and, as well, I think sometimes in games, when you have 70 minutes gone and you have a strong bench, it gives you a big chance to win the game. That variety of problems you can give to the opponent is very important."

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