By 90Min
August 29, 2018

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil is believed to have resumed training on Tuesday following his controversial absence from the club's first Premier League victory of the season over West Ham last week. 

The 3-1 win secured Arsenal their first three points under Unai Emery, however the result was overshadowed by speculation surrounding Ozil's absence after rumours of a training ground bust up emerged.

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Emery claimed the midfielder was ruled out of proceedings due to illness, despite reports suggesting the heated incident resulted in the 29-year-old refusing to take his place among the substitutes against the Hammers.


According to the Evening Standard, Ozil was expected to return to Arsenal's London Colney training base on Tuesday with the rest of the squad after being given the previous day off. 

However, it remains unknown whether he took part in an outdoor session or was confined to indoor gym work.

Despite his absence last time out, it is unlikely that his condition will prevent him from missing the Gunners' fixture against Cardiff on Sunday. 

Emery has adopted a hard line stance with Ozil, and despite having put pen to paper on a new bumper deal in January, the midfielder is expected to face a battle to establish himself in the starting eleven, having been urged to work harder for the team earlier this month. 

Although the 29-year-old featured from the off in the opening two games of the season, the return to form for Aaron Ramsey and Henrikh Mkhitaryan could see the club's top earner be  forced to start from the bench against Neil Warnock''s side. 

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