Cape Town - Unai Emery insists Mesut Ozil needs rest despite playing just 71 minutes of football this season as the Arsenal head coach left the forward at home for the Europa League tie with Eintracht Frankfurt.
Gunners are coming off an underwhelming performance against Watford last weekend which saw the London outfit relinquish a two goal cushion.
The Hornets quickly salvaged the match in the second-half and Arsenal left Vicarage Road with only a single point.
Arsenal take on the Eintracht on Thursday evening in an early kick-off.
Match starts at 18:55 (SA time).
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