Brighton v Arsenal – Confirmed starting line-up’s – Ozil Starts
Mesut Özil will to make his first Arsenal start of 2015 against Brighton in the FA Cup today.
Özil has been ruled out of action since suffering a knee injury in the 2-0 loss against Chelsea back in October.
The 26-year-old played 17 minutes in the Gunners 3-0 win over Stoke City but was left on the bench in the 2-0 win over Manchester City due to lacking match fitness.
The record £42.5 million Arsenal signing has made two assists and scored one goal in ten appearances for the North-London based club this season.
Özil provided 14 assists for the Gunners last season and has a total of 157 assists in 399 games.
Arsenal: Szczesny, Chambers, Koscielny, Monreal, Gibbs, Flamini, Walcott, Ramsey, Ozil, Rosicky, Giroud
Subs: Martinez, Mertesacker, Bellerin, Coquelin, Cazorla, Alexis, Akpom
Brighton & Hove Albion FC: Stockdale; Bruno, Greer, Dunk, Bennett; Holla, Ince; Calderon, Forster-Caskey, Baldock; O’Grady
Subs: Walton (GK), Hughes, Rea, Chicksen, Colunga, March, Mackail-Smith.