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Arsenal duo return after carjacking scare

By AAP Newswire

Arsenal's Mesut Oezil and Sead Kolasinac are set to return to the squad for this weekend's English Premier League clash with Burnley.

The pair were left out of the squad that won at Newcastle on the opening weekend after they were involved in an attempted carjacking in London.

At a press conference Thursday, Arsenal manager Unai Emery said he was "100 per cent confident" they are mentally ready to return.

Oezil and Kolasinac were left out against Newcastle because of further security fears", the club said at the time.

Two men have been arrested and charged with an offence connected to the carjacking.

"I want to help them to be with us, back to normal training, thinking about football," Emery said.

"Above all, I want them to be able to focus on each training session and each match.

"I think each training gives us good information and good different options with them also to take the decision if they're going to be with us on Saturday or be in the first XI."