The Gunners had lost to Manchester City and Chelsea in Emery's first two games at the helm and could easily have slipped to a third defeat before eventually running out 3-1 winners at the Emirates Stadium.
Ozil reportedly stormed home from the club's London Colney training ground early on Friday.
Either way, the Spaniard finally got his maiden win to kick-start his tenure despite questions remaining over the defensive ability of his side.
Pellegrini's side sit bottom of the table and the Chilean said: "I'm not happy with the result but I'm happy with the performance". Unai Emery's team needs to build some positive momentum moving forward, and here's a chance against a Hammers team that hasn't shown much of anything.
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"When the coach chose to start him in his first game for the club, I agreed with it because he deserved it". For the second half we were speaking in the dressing room (of the need) to help more inside with two midfielders.
Details of the illness were not disclosed by the club as the former German worldwide sat out the Gunners third league game of the season.
The Germany global has now missed seven games in 20 months through illness and, with the player failing to justify his £300,000 a week wages, fans want answers.
Benefitting from more astonishingly slack defending, Robert Snodgrass should have put West Ham ahead when he ran clear on goal, but the midfielder let Arsenal off the hook with a tame effort. Arsenal 1, West Ham 1.
Lacazette's introduction had revitalised Arsenal and he drew a good stop from Lukasz Fabianski with a stinging strike.