The Gunners have taken only two points from their last five Premier League away games and Emery's decision to leave Ozil out of the squad entirely against West Ham - while including teenager Eddie Nketiah - raised eyebrows further. I'm more pleased with the way we played. Like I said we win with him and lose with him.
Ozil's last full game was the 3-1 win over Burnley on 12 December but he has been left out of the starting XI on nine occasions in the league this season. In November, Emery cited "physicality and intensity" when Ozil was left out at Bournemouth.
Arsenal are still to receive credible interest for the player, who does not want to go on loan and whose £350,000-a-week salary deters potential buyers.
"We know we can't lose him".
"We continue working with every player because they are all important, but today the decision was to come with these players".
Arnautovic has been linked with a £35 million move to China, with his brother and agent Danijel claiming that the 29-year-old would like the move to happen, while West Ham have strongly insisted their star striker is not for sale.
Mundo Deportivo reports that Suarez is keen on a move in order to reunite with his former boss Unai Emery, whose relationship with the 25-year-old is said to be a significant factor in Arsenal's attempt to lure the Spaniard over to the Emirates.
Marko Arnautovic salutes the crowd as he is substituted against Arsenal (Yui Mok/PA). I think he's doing the right thing by taking his time and thinking about the situation but I believe, no matter which side he picks he's going to be playing for either team.
Although Ozil and Arnautovic were talking points, match-winner Rice was singled out for praise by Pellegrini.
He is yet to decide whether to represent England or the Republic of Ireland at global level, but Pellegrini is sure that whichever nation he opts to play for will benefit. He reminds me of Kante, Makelele, those type of players.
"There is nothing 100 per cent sure so we will see in the next days how it develops".