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Arsenal boss Unai Emery has suggested that Mesut Ozil could play some part against Qarabag in the Europa League on Thursday.

Arsenal have already booked their spot in the knockout stages, meaning Emery is likely to give plenty of youngsters an outing at the Emirates – as he did against Vorskla Poltava in Kiev last month.

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But Ozil has been out with a back injury since the win at Bournemouth on November 25 and could be eased back into action against the Azerbaijani side.

Emery said, “After his injuries, he is OK.

“He is in the group for tomorrow and we need him to help us with his quality.

“Tomorrow is the first game after these injuries, when he can help us.

“Tomorrow is a good day for a lot of players – in the group we are first but we want to win, and also with a good performance.”