Arsenal superstar Mesut Ozil has made a huge suggestion that he’s ready to commit his future to the club.
The World Cup winner is out of contract at the Emirates at the end of the 2017/18 campaign and has been heavily linked with a host of clubs in Europe, but Ozil, 29 has insisted that he’s ‘proud’ to play for the Gunners.
Asked why he joined Arsenal at a mock Sky Sports press conference with children, Ozil replied: ‘Because of the history and the amazing players.
‘I’m here to learn, to grow up and to show my talent for this club.’
‘This club has made me bigger. I’m so proud to play for a big club like Arsenal.’
Arsene Wenger appears confident that the World Ozil would stay beyond the current season.
‘I believe he wants to stay, he is not to be convinced [to sign a new contract],’ the Frenchman said.
‘You want nobody to leave and you see where we stand on that.
Meanwhile, Wenger continues to insist he is determined to keep another contract rebel, Alexis Sanchez at the club till the end of the season. The Chilean has refused to extend his contract at the Emirates, but Gunners Boss insists he’s prepared to loose him for free in the summer.
Wenger felt Sanchez underlined his worth again on Sunday after praising his performance as “fantastic” in the 1-1 draw at West Brom.
Sanchez, 29, scored his ninth of the season with a deflected free-kick.
Now despite the window opening, Wenger dismissed claims it could prove Sanchez’s last game for Arsenal.
Wenger, whose side host Chelsea at 20:45 tonight replied: “We play on Wednesday night.”
Speaking on Sanchez’s contract situation, the Frenchman responded: “I have spoken about that many times.
“I am not ready to talk about that any more.
“I have given you my answer many many times in the press conferences.
“I don’t see why I should come back on a subject I have talked about 155 times.”
Before leaving The Hawthorns, Wenger was also asked to assess Sanchez’s display, he replied: “I think he was fantastic.”