James joined Bayern on a two-year loan deal from Real Madrid at the start of last season, and while he has impressed in spells, consistency has been lacking.
"James is playing for his future". Everyone, who wants a new contract, has to put in their best performances.
Emery had said ahead of Arsenal's defeat to West Ham at the London Stadium in Gameweek 22.
Ozil has been offered to Inter Milan - who are said to be interested - and Juventus.
The Gunners have been linked with a cut-price loan move for the Colombia global, who has started a combined seven Bundesliga and Champions League games this term.
"Hoffenheim are unsafe, as we found out in our last match when they equalised and we had to work hard to win the game", said Kovac, remembering the 3-1 home win in August when Adam Szalai hit a second-half equaliser for Hoffenheim at the Allianz Arena.
During the past couple of months, the player has seen limited game time under the new boss and the situation has gotten so bad that the German has not even made it to the matchday squads during the past couple of matches. I expect him to keep pushing. I don't know [if he's leaving].
The Colombia playmaker suffered niggling injuries over the past six months that has derailed his progress in Germany and reports in England suggested he could be on his way to the Premier League for the final six months of the season.
"He is fit and doesn't feel any pain".