Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey not in travelling Arsenal squad for conflict with BATE Borisov – SkySports

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Arsenal supervisor Unai Emery admits that winning the Europa League to qualify for the Champions League is the aim.

Arsenal supervisor Unai Emery admits that winning the Europa League to qualify for the Champions League is the aim.

Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey didn’t tear with the Arsenal squad to Belarus for the Europa League spherical-of-32 sport with BATE Borisov on Thursday.

Ozil, who uncared for Saturday’s 2-1 decide at Huddersfield thru illness, and Ramsey, who uncared for coaching on Wednesday with a knee smash, remained within the back of in London as the remainder of the Arsenal squad flew out to Belarus.

Gunners striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who moreover uncared for Saturday’s 2-1 decide over Huddersfield with illness, travelled alongside with Granit Xhaka who returns after a groin smash.

Aaron Ramsey uncared for Arsenal coaching with a knee smash

Aaron Ramsey uncared for Arsenal coaching with a knee smash

Arsenal head coach Unai Emery became once asked about the persevered absence of the club’s highest-earner Ozil at a press convention on Wednesday.

The German midfielder has chanced on himself on the periphery of the Arsenal aspect below Emery, however the Arsenal boss explained the decision to move Ozil within the back of became once not a tactical one.

“The avid gamers we didn’t raise within the squad were because Aaron Ramsey didn’t put alongside side us and Sokratis (Papastathopoulos) perfect began coaching the day previous to this and on the present time – I find not enlighten it is ample,” he said.

“Mesut is the identical. Aubameyang, after he became once sick, educated on Monday, the day previous to this and on the present time, and I feel he is OK for the match.”

Unai Emery says Mesut Ozil's absence is not very tactical

Unai Emery says Mesut Ozil’s absence is not very tactical

While temperatures in Belarus soar spherical zero, Emery insists his aspect can bask in no excuses for not getting a definite consequence.

“We played against Vorskla in Kiev when it became once below zero snowing,” he added.

“Or not it is not an excuse for us, the weather or the pitch. We play ninety minutes that are the identical for them and for us.”

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