It was claimed Ozil stormed away from Arsenal's training ground on Friday after Emery told the midfielder he wouldn't start against West Ham.
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.
"It's not normal that Arsenal start the season losing their first two games but for me the pressure is always winning or losing".
Felipe Anderson continued to probe, flashing agonisingly across the face of goal in injury time, meaning Arsenal nerves only settled when Welbeck swivelled to dispatch Bellerin's pass.
"Well you never know about that, but for me we must make it as a team, not because we have three players who played at Arsenal", he said. "There is still a lot of work to be done, but from what I have seen today we are going in the right direction".
Nacho Monreal found a swift response and West Ham felt Arnautovic's absence after injury robbed them of the striker with an hour played.
The midfielder said he doesn't pay attention to criticisms because he knows if he has played bad or well. "In the second half we find this balance better because we spoke about it in the dressing room". "First of all, I've got to concentrate on football and I quite fancy our chances".
"We to improve tactical things and earn the confidence for the players after two defeats. We created double the chances of Arsenal but two or three balls were decisive".
Despite not seeming certain himself of potential starters for this fixture, Pellegrini made it very clear that there are places in the team to fight for, and every player could get a breakthrough if they're able to impress.