UNAI EMERY TO MAKE DECISION ON MESUT OZIL IN ‘NEXT 24 HOURS’

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Arsenal could be without Mesut Ozil for the visit of Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

The playmaker has been MIA since being dropped to the bench for Arsenal’s 2-1 victory at Bournemouth a fortnight ago.

The 30-year-old midfielder, who was dropped for the game, has since been suffering back spasms which ruled him out of the Europa League clash against Vorskla Poltava, Sunday’s win over Tottenham and Wednesday night’s 2-2 draw at Manchester United.

And according to the Unai Emery, the next 24 hours will decide as to whether the German will be fit and ready for Saturday’s 3 o’clock kick-off.

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.”

Aaron Ramsey appears to be a major doubt after being forced off at half-time against Man Utd with a twisted ankle.

Meanwhile, Rob Holding was stretchered off with what Emery described as a “big” knee injury and is being assessed at London Colney to determine the extent of the damage.