Arsenal team news: Emery facing major injury headache in defence – Mesut Ozil available for selection ahead of Chelsea clash

Mesut Ozil

Arsenal will be hoping to return to winning ways when they take on Chelsea in the Premier League.

The Gunners suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands of the reigning champions Manchester City on Sunday. Meanwhile, Chelsea kicked off their campaign with a comfortable 3-0 win over Huddersfield.

Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil played the full 90 minutes against City. The 29-year-old started in midfield before being pushed forward into a more advanced role.

Saturday’s clash takes place at Stamford Bridge, kick-off is scheduled for 17:30 (GMT).

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Arsenal team news:

Star playmaker Mesut Ozil is available for selection this weekend and is expected to start for the north London based club.

Manager Unai Emery has a major injury headache in defence going into the Londer derby. Both Nachi Monreal and Sead Kolasinac have been ruled out with injuries.

Meanwhile, Maitland-Niles is also a major doubt. The Spanish tactician could deploy summer signing Sebastian Litchstiener at left-back and has even tried playing Danny Welbeck in defence this week during training.

Laurent Koscielny will miss out as he continues his recovery from a long-term calf injury.