Mesut Ozil speaks on his Arsenal future amid speculation
German attacker Mesut Ozil has clarified that he has no plans of leaving Arsenal during this summer’s transfer window. The 30-year-old has witnessed a difficult season with the Gunners where he has managed just six goals and three assists in all competitions and this has presented speculation that the club may sanction his sale this summer.
However, speaking to DAZN, the former Real Madrid man has clarified that there is no chance of him leaving the Gunners and he is committed for the remaining two years of his contract, he said: “I don’t think there’s a chance of that to be honest. I’ve got two more years here and what happens afterwards is not in my hands.
“We’ll see then, but I’m proud to be at this club and really happy at this club. If the coach speaks to me and tells me I won’t play in a game it’s something I need to accept and just get on with it. I’ve carried on working on making myself as fit and healthy as I could and it’s worked out for me. Now I’m playing, but of course it’s the coach’s decision if I play or not.”
Ozil penned a fresh £350,000-a-week contract with the Gunners at the beginning of the previous year and it had been expected that the midfielder would thereafter excel with his performances, considering he has no immediate concerns over his future. However, the opposite has pretty much happened with the German struggling to find the consistency in his game and this has been criticised from a wide section of the supporters.
Ozil has been a regular starter under Unai Emery over the past few months and he is expected to feature from the off when the Gunners take on Chelsea during this month’s Europa League final. The Gunners go into the game with a good recent head-to-head record against the Blues, but they still need to produce a strong showing to secure the title which offers them a route into next season’s Champions League.