Published: Fri, December 15, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil favours Man Utd over Barcelona move

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil favours Man Utd over Barcelona move

However, the centre-back has recovered well and Arsene Wenger has revealed he could be back for the clash against the Magpies at the Emirates. "Maybe we need support for our central strikers in the box as well".

"At the moment I don't deny that, but it is a moment where our performances are not reflected by our results because against Manchester United we had 33 shots on goal but did not win the game and at Southampton, we had a lot of possession and it was a similar game to tonight basically".

Spanish midfield maestro Santi Cazorla remains a long-term absentee with an Achilles injury.

Mustafi could start if he passes a late fitness test while Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette are expected to start in attack after the latter was rested on Wednesday.

West Ham gradually grew into the game and looked to have taken the lead in the 14th minute, but Marko Arnautovic strayed offside before heading in an Arthur Masuaku cross at the end of a rapid counter.

Mohamed Elneny and Francis Coquelin are alternate defensive midfield choices if Wenger opts to play one of those alongside either Xhaka or Wilshere.

Wilshere was arguably Arsenal's best player as the hosts nearly took all three points with Javier Hernandez hitting the bar in the last minute.

They have picked up just one point in their last eight Premier League matches, conceding 18 goals during that period.

Arsene Wenger is looking to spark a turnaround in form with a routine victory against struggling Newcastle United.

Rafael Benitez has never won away at Arsenal in the Premier League in six attempts (W0 D2 L4) and has managed more away Premier League games there without winning than any other team.

They are closer to the bottom of the table than to the top - 18 points ahead of Swansea and 19 points behind leaders Manchester City. They're at a great club but they have to play football.

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