Mesut Ozil looked on as an unused substitute while Arsenal claimed a stirring 2-0 win over Chelsea but Unai Emery still feels he has a role.
Arsenal manager Unai Emery is only thinking about how to get the best out of Mesut Ozil, not speculation over the German's future.
After a 1-0 loss away to West Ham on Saturday, Arsenal head coach Unai Emery conceded the defeat was a blow to their top-four hopes.
Mesut Ozil was absent for Arsenal's defeat at West Ham but Unai Emery says the decision was purely a tactical one.
Manuel Pellegrini has named Marko Arnautovic and Samir Nasri in his West Ham side to face Arsenal, who are without Mesut Ozil once more.
Arsenal's injury problems received a huge boost with the news that six first-teamers - including Mesut Ozil - have returned to training.
Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas has been linked with Arsenal, but Unai Emery has denied interest in the Costa Rica international.
A difficult start to the season for Mesut Ozil has seen transfer links crop up, but his agent insists the German is there for the long haul.
Unai Emery has named Alexandre Lacazette, Laurent Koscielny and midfielder Matteo Guendouzi in the starting line-up to face Fulham.
After missing the heavy defeat to Liverpool, Mesut Ozil will be assessed for Arsenal's home game with Fulham.