Emery: Champions League qualification more hard for Arsenal

Marko Arnautovic looks set for a move to the Chinese Super League

Marko Arnautovic looks set for a move to the Chinese Super League

Inkersole suggests that the Hammers are already in the market for Premier League strikers Callum Wilson, Olivier Giroud and Aleksandar Mitrovic and he also tipped the London outfit to reignite their interest in former transfer targets Wissam Ben Yedder and Moussa Marega.

But Emery did not mention any injury issue when asked to explain why Ozil was left out.

The German, who has been sidelined through injury but was passed fit for Saturday's game, did not travel to the London Stadium, with Emery saying, 'the players here are better for the match today'.

There was no place in the Arsenal squad for Mesut Ozil (Adam Davy/PA).

'Simply because he should have the opportunity to either play his way into form or get him on there and he'll play himself out of form so we can see exactly what is happening with Mesut Ozil. Like I said we win with him and lose with him.

He was the subject of a lot of hype after he made three appearances in friendlies for Ireland, but he is yet to play a competitive match.

"If we want to be up there, we have to win".

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Declan Rice made headlines yesterday when he scored the victor for West Ham in their derby against Arsenal, putting the icing on an accomplished midfield display.

The Austria worldwide has been heavily linked with a move to a Chinese club, with his brother also coming out to suggest the devastating attacker wants to leave the Hammers.

"We'll see what happens in the next days", Pellegrini told Sky Sports.

The 29-year-old started the Hammers' 1-0 win over Arsenal on Saturday but was substituted in the second half - and appeared to wave goodbye to the fans.

Earlier in the season, Ozil's absence at home against West Ham was put down to illness. Look at how many chances we would have had if we had done better with the last pass.

"For me he is like another player", Emery added.

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