Unai Emery has confirmed he will make a decision in the next 24 hours as to whether Mesut Ozil will return for Arsenal against Huddersfield.
The German has missed the Gunners’ past two matches – against north London rivals Tottenham and Premier League giants Manchester United – with a back spasm, but returned to training this week.
Emery guided his side to victory over Spurs without the World Cup winner last weekend before taking a point from Old Trafford.
On Ozil’s possible return, Emery said: “This morning he worked with the physiotherapist on the pitch, running and touching the ball. [Friday] will be the decision.”
But so far the Spaniard has proven to be a shrewd appointment and is enjoying his first season in England, with his side sitting fifth in the table.
“I’ve learnt in the Premier League that every team has good players, good organisation, good possibilities in the 90 minutes against every team,” Emery added.