TEAM NEWS: Ozil returns for Arsenal in crucial Man City clash

Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Arsenal as they continue the fight to hold on to Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez

Mesut Ozil is back for Arsenal and hoping to lead them to victory in a direct clash for Champions League qualification against Manchester City.

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The German has been restored to the Gunners' starting XI as Arsene Wenger's men seek the impetus to push for victory against their rivals for a place in Europe's premier club competition next season.

He has not played from the start since his involvement in Arsenal's humiliating 10-2 exit from the Champions League to Bayern Munich in February, with the Londoners losing four out of five Premier League games since.

Ozil now sets out to redeem himself in support of Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck, who starts up front with Olivier Giroud having to settle for a place on the bench.

Arsenal set out against a remarkably open City side that features Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva operating at the base of an atypical four-man midfield put out by manager Pep Guardiola, asNavas and Sane work the flanks.

Fernandinho has been recycled to serve as right-back in an open andentertaining fixture that has produced an average of 3.68 goals per game over both teams' last seven encounters.

Arsenal XI: Ospina; Bellerin, Mustafi, Koncieslny, Monreal; Xhaka, Coquelin; Walcott, Ozil, Alexis; Welbeck
Man City XI: Caballero; Fernandinho, Stones, Otamendi, Clichy; Navas,De Bruyne, Silva, Sane; Sterling; Aguero

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