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Unai Emery confirms the return of key player for Tottenham Hotspur clash

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Ozil to return for the north London derby - Emery

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has confirmed that Mesut Ozil will be available for the weekend's north London derby against Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium.

The former Germany international returned to full training with the Gunners last week after recovering from an illness but he was a surprise exclusion for the Liverpool clash.

Prior to that game, Emery hinted that Ozil was not physically prepared for the challenge but he expects the German to make the comeback against Spurs on Sunday.

"This week he is training well, is physically better and he is training and doing normal work with us. He is going to be closer to us and he will be available on Sunday," he is quoted as saying by The Mirror.

Ozil could feature on the bench during the weekend's derby against Mauricio Pochettino with Emery likely to prolong with Ceballos in the number 10 position.

The Spaniard bagged a couple of assists on his home league debut but he was disappointing at Anfield last weekend where he was substituted after the hour mark.