Arsenal boss Unai Emery says Mesut Ozil needs 'to be available'

Jose Mourinho says he has 'real respect' for Arsene Wenger

Jose Mourinho says he has'real respect for Arsene Wenger

Arsenal had to overturn a 1-0 deficit from the first leg in Belarus and got off to the flawless start on Thursday evening as Zakhar Volkov turned Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's cross into his own net in the 4th minute. Never mind Emery, that is why he is frustrating to everyone. Another fine mess, etc. and so on.

Arsenal winger Alex Iwobi described Ozil as "world class" and said he hoped the 2014 World Cup victor can "keep on playing". There was certainly little to prove he truly does exist on a higher plane.

A major recipes of success for Wenger was tearing up the book on the players diet when he arrived at Arsenal and introducing healthy eating habits, which he conceded were not universally accepted.

Arsenal continued to create opportunities on a regular basis and shortly after Mesut Ozil had sent a spectacular volley marginally over the bar, the North London side netted their second.

"Our message was if we score, carry on".

"It is also very important to play in our stadium with our supporters, and we need their support for this match and I hope there is a big atmosphere for us".

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Five minutes later, Diego Godin put the game to bed by firing home a shot from a tight angle that took a deflection off Ronaldo. Juventus will bid to overturn a two-goal deficit in the return leg in Turin on March 12.

"Even if Zinedine Zidane was interested I don't think he will touch this club until they are out of most competitions, that's the only time he will want to start, and whoever suggested that Arsene Wenger would be a good manager for Chelsea needs a good turning of their ponytail!"

What you can read into those words is up to you: written down they look pretty upbeat, but heard out loud they felt a little like a man being damned with faint praise.

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"He still has the necessary quality there to be Arsenal's best defender".

The onus has been mainly on Arsenal's manager in this whole saga and why he has not selected the World Cup victor more often.

Scotland's participation in Europe ended on Thursday after 10-man Celtic fell 1-0 at Valencia, already 2-0 up from the first leg in Glasgow and winners in Spain thanks to Kevin Gameiro's 70th-minute strike.

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