Arsenal’s Özil and Kolasinac ‘100%’ ready to play, says Unai Emery
• Both players trained on Thursday before Burnley game
• Pair missed Newcastle win amid safety concerns
Unai Emery is confident Mesut Özil and Sead Kolasinac will be mentally ready to return to the fold for Arsenal’s Premier League game against Burnley on Saturday after the pair missed the opening weekend win at Newcastle amid concerns for their safety.
Özil and Kolasinac had been involved in an attempted carjacking near the Germany international’s north London home by an armed gang last month, with the Bosnia and Herzegovina defender confronting their attackers. Two men have since been charged with a public order offence after a separate incident outside Özil’s property in the build-up to last weekend’s opening round of fixtures, with Arsenal having opted to omit the players for the win at St James’ Park in the wake of the second security incident.Continue reading...