Unai Emery reveals why Jack Wilshere was released

Unai Emery reveals why Jack Wilshere was released

'Last year was hard for everyone, not only Mesut. "For us Mesut is a very important player".

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"The national team didn't do the result they wanted, but today he's on holiday". I want a team with energy and...

Ozil is the most high-profile Arsenal player who is enjoying a post-World Cup break, with Emery having a majority of his players already available.

It is anticipated that Ozil will be available for Arsenal's pre-season fixtures against Atletico Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain in Singapore later this month. "It was important to work with the team".

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Emery, whose own appointment has generated a mixed reaction amongst Arsenal fans, gave his first press conference since starting to work with the Arsenal squad two weeks ago. "And when the other players arrive, I think the main blocks are prepared for the start". "They finished sixth in the Premier League - not the position we want".

Arsene Wenger was unable to solve the Chinese puzzle box that is Germany global Òzil, and Emery will hope he can get consistently high level performances from the 29-year old.

Emery changed all 11 players at the break, but it did little to disrupt the flow as Eddie Nketiah clipped home from close range eight minutes after the restart.

Despite enduring a injury-plagued career in North London, Wilshere made 20 league appearances for Arsenal last season, and also made 13 Europa League appearances for the Gunners as they reached the semi-final of the competition. "He knows very well the club, he knows very well the people who are working here".

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