David Luiz insists Arsenal can be Premier League title challengers this season

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After remaining tight-lipped in recent months, Ozil broke his silence on Thursday.

"I have a contract until the summer of 2021 and I will be staying until then", @ Ozil said.

He told The Athletic he felt he had become a scapegoat, claiming: 'If we don't do well in a big game, it's always my fault'.

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They include an attempted armed robbery in London that targeted Ozil and Arsenal team-mate Sead Kolasinac. The playmaker has since recovered mentally and physically but has nevertheless been left out of the past three matchday squads.

Emery also appears open to giving Ozil another chance, revealing the factors for his limited action this term ahead of Monday's Premier League trip to Sheffield United.

Ozil has been sidelined by Unai Emery this season and the Arsenal manager has found support amongst some of the Arsenal fan base who have not been enamoured by the German's performances over the last few years.

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The former Germany global has struggled for game time this season, making just one Premier League and one Carabao Cup performance and not yet completing a full 90 minutes, but has insisted he will try to prove himself at the Emirates, rather than looking for minutes elsewhere.

"The most important thing is that first, he is training, then secondly it's whether he can be with us and it depends how he can feel in the next days training with us, whether his ankle is not giving him any more problems". He lost a lot of training to continue to work and keep his fitness. For reference, we can take a look at how tough they made it for Liverpool three weeks back. "I always say, defending starts with the strikers and through the whole team, and you can see with modern football that the goalkeeper is now like a No 6", Luiz said. We will need every player. The player can help us. If that's true, how do you explain our results in the "big" games when I wasn't involved?

He's got an incredible understanding with teammate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and is going to add even more attacking firepower when he plays.

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