Mesut Ozil not included in Arsenal Europa League squad for Eintracht Frankfurt clash

first_imgMesut Ozil not included in Arsenal Europa League squad for Eintracht Frankfurt clash Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 18 Sep 2019 5:45 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link934Shares Mesut Ozil has been left out of Arsenal’s Europa League squad for the match against Eintracht Frankfurt (Picture: Getty)Mesut Ozil has been left out of Arsenal’s Europa League squad for Thursday’s match against Eintracht Frankfurt.The former Real Madrid playmaker has been used sparingly by Unai Emery so far this season with the former Germany international belatedly making his first appearance of the campaign against Watford on Sunday.Ozil trained with the rest of Arsenal’s first team squad on Wednesday but did not make the trip while Sokratis Papastathopoulos, whose comical error gifted Watford a route back into Sunday’s match, also didn’t travel. Both have been ‘rested’ according to Emery.Rob Holding, who has been out since November following a cruciate knee ligament injury, has been included and is primed to make his first team comeback, potentially alongside fellow Englishman Calum Chambers.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Advertisement Mesut Ozil trained on Wednesday but was not included in Arsenal’s Europa League squad (Picture: Getty)Summer signing Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin are both back in first team training but are not yet ready for competitive action so Sead Kolasinac and Ainsley Maitland-Niles are likely to fill the full-back positions.Youngsters Reiss Nelson, Gabriel Martinelli, Emile Smith Rowe and Joe Willock are likely to feature, while Bukayo Saka, who made his Arsenal debut in this competition last season, has been included in the tarvelling party.Alexandre Lacazette’s injury, coupled with the decision to loan out Eddie Nketiah, means Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could be pressed into action again, even ahead of Sunday’s Premier League match against Aston Villa.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenallast_img read more

Mike Tyson sheds five stone in training

first_imgRelatedPosts Joshua: Why I visited Nigeria as non-champion Mike Tyson comeback fight postponed Joshua resumes training for Pulev Mike Tyson has revealed he has lost nearly five stone (69lbs) since beginning to train ahead of a potential return to the boxing ring.The former world heavyweight champion, who turned 54 last month, says he is currently working out at 15.7st (220lbs), less than Anthony Joshua weighed when he defeated Andy Ruiz Jr in December last year. The Briton weighed 16.13st (237lbs) when he stepped on the scales in Saudi Arabia, losing 10lbs in six months following the humiliating defeat by Ruiz Jr in New York.By comparison, Tyson was at the peak of his powers when he fought at 220lbs, holding a version of the heavyweight title from 1986 to 1990 and regaining the WBA belt in 1996.Now, 15 years after his last professional fight ended in an agonising defeat by Kevin McBride, Iron Mike claims to be back at his prime weight.He told FightHype: “We’ve just been training, boxing, and it feels great man.“I come from 289lbs to 220lbs and I feel good.” Despite struggling with drug abuse in the past, the American has expressed his desire to make a boxing comeback in a three-round exhibition match for charity.Fifty-seven-year-old Evander Holyfield would be willing to take on Tyson, his old rival, in a trilogy fight for charity, while Shannon Briggs has also thrown his hat into the ring.Tags: Andy Ruiz JrFightHypemike tysonlast_img read more