By Tom Caldon For Mailonline
Published: 19:42 BST, 6 September 2020 | Updated: 20:30 BST, 6 September 2020
Mesut Ozil has told Arsenal fans 'season prep is on!' after making his first friendly appearance of the summer in the 3-2 defeat by Aston Villa.
The Germany international was ostracised from the Arsenal squad following the resumption of the 2019-20 Premier League campaign and it looked unlikely he would be given a second chance by manager Mikel Arteta.
But the midfielder, who is under contract until 2021, was brought in from the cold to play in Saturday's friendly at the Emirates Stadium, and he took to social media to mark his return.
Mesut Ozil made his Arsenal return in the 3-2 pre-season defeat by Aston Villa at the Emirates
The out-of-favour midfielder had been training with former Gunners man Mathieu Flamini