Arsenal manager Unai Emery was open to offloading Ozil in the January window after becoming disenchanted by the 30-year-old, but has since reintegrated the midfielder into his starting line-up, starting both legs of the club’s Europa League semi-final victory over Valencia.
Ozil is on a £350,000-per-week contract at Arsenal that has inhibited the club’s spending power in the transfer market, but the player has attempted to end speculation over his future in recent weeks, telling Sky Sports: “I have two years left on my contract. I don’t know about after that but yes, absolutely [I will stay.]
Speaking to Turkish Football, Sogut reiterated those claims, saying: “Rumours will always persist, there is no doubt about that,”
“But one thing I can guarantee is Mesut’s loyalty. His mind is focused on Arsenal, and Arsenal only. Mesut bleeds Arsenal red, and respecting his contract is a certainty.
“He’ll be staying at Arsenal until at least 2021, and the fans need not to worry about the gossip that may come this summer. He has found a place he feels welcome and believes he has a lot more to give.”
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