When asked about Ozil's omission, and if it was due to a training ground argument, Emery was quick to dismiss the claims and said the player was missing due to illness.
Securing the Chilean was the first step from the West Ham board in turning the tide of public opinion back in their favour, and they quickly followed it up with giving him the funds they promised to allow the club to get back on its feet again on the pitch.However, as Stuart Pearce alluded to this past week, all is not as it seems.
"When I said that a new team, with a new manager and new players, needs time, it is because it is true".
The Gunners had lost to Manchester City and Chelsea in Emery's first two games at the helm and could easily have slipped to a third defeat before eventually running out 3-1 winners at the Emirates Stadium.
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Ozil was not part of head coach Emery's squad to face West Ham, with a report emerging during the game that the German had argued with Emery in training. In the first half we conceded a lot of chances. "Arsenal didn't create too many chances during the game, we created double the chances as them".
Former Sevilla and Paris St Germain boss Emery said on Thursday his side "need" to win against the Hammers - and three points would prevent him joining De Boer and Solskjaer. "In the second half we find this balance better because we spoke about it in the dressing room".
"We were unlucky to concede an own goal that put Arsenal on top".
"We need to improve as a team in defending, attacking and mentality, so a lot of things and against a big team like Arsenal is the only way to improve".
Let's get behind the team and make sure it happens! After the first two results we needed this today, it was important to show our supporters a match with three points.
"Maybe they will be nervous, maybe they will be desperate to win their first game, so I can not know the reaction of Arsenal's players at the moment". We had a tough start and are trying to improve every game, ' Ramsey explained.