The speculation surrounding Mesut Ozil’s future was still being discussed when Arsene Wenger was still at Arsenal, but it seems like we’re getting closer to knowing where the German international will remain.
According to Ozil’s agent he is very much a part of Unai Emery’s plan and is going nowhere.
As reported by Goal.com, Ozil’s agent Dr. Erkut Sogut said that Ozil is committed to the Gunners and will see out his contract which expires in 2021. He said:
“I would prefer not to speak publicly about Mesut’s situation, but given the recent speculation linking him with a move away from Arsenal, I do feel it is important to provide some clarity so we can end this and focus on football,” he told Goal.
“Mesut signed a new contract last January because he saw his future at Arsenal and nothing has changed in his mind. He wants to stay for the duration of that contract and maybe even longer.
“Mesut is 100 per cent committed to Arsenal Football Club. He loves the club, shares its values and does not want to be anywhere else.
“He is proud to wear the shirt and honoured to represent Arsenal on and off the pitch. He takes his responsibilities – including being selected as one of the captains this season – very seriously and has a great relationship with his team-mates, the staff and fans.”
Recent reports had linked Ozil with a move away from the Emirates Stadium to Man Utd. Ozil had been left out of the side by Emery on a number of occasions citing ‘tactical reasons’ as an explanation, although with inconsistent form, it looked like the impressive Arsenal midfielder would be set to leave. It appears for the time being however, that Ozil is staying put.