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Unai Emery says Mesut Ozil could still have a future at Arsenal, but refuses to offer any guarantees the playmaker will return to the starting line-up.
Ozil has struggled for game time since Emery was appointed manager in the summer, and has appeared for just 20 minutes in total since the middle of November.
He was snubbed earlier this week for their Carabao Cup defeat to Tottenham,failing to even earn a place among the substitutes, with Emery confirming it was a ‘tactical decision’.
Reports suggest that he could leave the club on a temporary basis when the transfer window opens next month, with reports of a potential swap deal involving Real Madrid’s Isco.
Emery insists he is not planning to lose Ozil, however he warned the World Cup winner that his status as Arsenal’s highest-paid player does guarantee he will return to the team.