According to the morning press Ozil has been told he is in the side for the FA Cup fourth round tie at Brighton...

The Gunners' £42.5m record signing who has only just come back after being out of action since suffering a serious knee ligament injury against Chelsea on October 5.

He was given 17 minutes in the 3-0 Premier League home victory over Stoke 11 days ago.

The German World Cup winner faces a challenge re-establishing himself in the Arsenal side.

Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey are also set to be in the starting XI, as they continue their comebacks from injury.

But all eyes are likely to be on Ozil, 26, who has struggled to make an impact with the north Londoners since his much-heralded arrival fromReal Madrid in 2013.

Wenger faces a problem trying to fit Ozil into his team, along fellow playmaker Santi Cazorla, who was the star - and first goal-scorer - in their 2-0 win at champions Manchester City on Sunday.

Arsenal yesterday completed the £2.5m signing of 17-year-old midfielder Krystian Bielik from Legia Warsaw.

The Gunners have offered Gabriel Paulista a four-and-a-half year deal to quit Villarreal.

The 24-year-old centre half wants to join the Gunners and his agent held talks with the Spanish club last night.

Arsenal have so far offered around £6m for the Brazilian in a deal which could rise to £10m with add-ons.

But Villarreal are holding out for more money as the player has a £15m buy-out clause in his contract.

Work permit issues would also have to be resolved as Paulista has yet to play for Brazil.

But Arsenal are confident they could successfully argue he is an "exceptional talent" on appeal.

Paulista is enjoying a stand-out season in Spain and his versatility would be a huge asset to Arsene Wenger.

Two-footed and comfortable on the ball, he would provide cover for Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny, and can also fill in at left back.



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