Mesut Ozil Returns For Arsenal, Unai Emery Gives Star Playmaker Captains Armband Against Burnley

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LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Mesut Ozil of Arsenal celebrates after he scores his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on October 22, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Arsenal take on Burnley at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League hoping to return to winning ways after suffering back to back defeats.

The Gunners were on a 22 game unbeaten run before the two losses against Southampton followed by Tottenham in the Carabao Cup.

The big news for the North London based side is that Mesut Ozil has returned to the team.

Ozil was left out against Tottenham mid-week despite being match fit. Head coach Unai Emery claimed it was due to ‘tactical reasons’ but the decision sparked uproar.

The playmaker of Turkish origin is back in the team against Burnley and has been given the captains armband.

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Ozil has four goals and two assists in all competitions this season.

Sead Kolasinac will also return to the starting lineup for the Gunners and El Neny has got the nod.

Arsenal vs Burnley – Confirmed Lineups

Arsenal XI:

Burnley: