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Arsenal boss Unai Emery hopes to be able to call on Hector Bellerin and Mesut Ozil for the Gunners’ clash against Fulham at the Emirates today. Bellerin limped out of Arsenal’s 3-2 defeat to Southampton a fortnight ago with a calf strain and had been expected to be out until the New Year. However, the Spaniard confirmed on his Instagram page that he had returned to full training and he may take a place on the bench against the Cottagers.
‘No matter what, so happy to be back out on the grass,’ said Bellerin.
Ozil was hooked at half-time in Arsenal’s Boxing Day draw away at Brighton and was ruled out of their 5-1 drubbing against Liverpool three days later with a ‘knee injury’. The club say they will assess the German’s injury before today’s game but he’s likely to be fit to feature at some point after returning to training. Arsenal are believed to be open to selling Ozil this month but the club will have to cover some of his £300,000-a-week wages if they ship him out on loan.;.