Mesut Özil: Arsenal star declares readiness to battle Premier League champions Liverpool

Mesut Özil: Arsenal star declares readiness to battle Premier League champions Liverpool

- Mesut Özil could be given the green light to start against Liverpool at Emirates Stadium

- The German was spotted training with the rest of the team ahead of tonight's clash

- Özil has not kicked a ball since football returned last month due to a back injury

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Mesut Özil is ready to return to the Arsenal squad for their Premier League clash against champions Liverpool on Wednesday, July 15.

The German midfielder who appears to have fallen out of favour with his manager participated in the Gunners' first-team training earlier this week.

According to Metro UK, the former Real Madrid player who has not featured for the North Londoners since football returned last month, could be given the green light later today.

Özil has one goal and three assists in 23 appearances across competitions for the Emirates Stadium outfit.

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Mesut Özil: Arsenal star declares readiness to battle Premier League champions Liverpool
Mesut Özil all smiles during the Arsenal training session ahead of the Liverpool clash. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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The news publication claims a back injury has been the major reason the German has not been called upon by his manager.

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Arsenal might be needing the midfielder's motivation in their quest to return to winning ways after squandering their leadership against city rivals Tottenham in their last outing.

The attacker whose £350,000-a-week contract expires in 2021 will be making his first appearance since the Gunners defeated West Ham United by a lone goal in March.

After the training session with his teammates, Özil tweeted: "I A M R E A D Y ⚽Collision symbol."

Though they have lost the EPL title to Liverpool, they stand a chance to win silverware this term if they can upset Manchester City in their FA Cup semifinals.

While Manchester United and Chelsea face off again in the second last-four fixture the following day. Mikel Arteta's men will wrap up their EPL season with games against Aston Villa and Watford later this month.

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The Arsenal boss is not happy with the German player who was not even listed among substitutes for the match at the Etihad.

It was gathered that Özil was surprised to be left out of the squad for Wednesday’s cracker as the boss claimed he had not done enough in training to earn a shirt.

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