Arsenal are growing confident that German international midfielder Mesut Ozil will pen a new deal at The Emirates despite manager Arsene Wenger’s uncertain future. The former Real Madrid ace joined Arsenal in the transfer window of 2013 for a record fee worth £42.5m.
Ozil is left with just 12 months on his contract at The Emirates and it;s thought that he is now on the verge of signing a new contract worth £200,000-a-week, which will turn him to the club highest paid player.
It was originally thought that Wenger’s possible departure might trigger Ozil to leave, but Ozil himself has now confirmed the decision to remain at The Emirates will be separate to that of the manager, the 28-year-old midfielder said as quoted by Bild via Daily Mail:
‘Everything is open. We had talks with Arsenal. Right now I concentrate on the current season,’ ‘Arsene Wenger was one of the main reasons I joined Arsenal. But I know that sometimes things go very fast in football and that you can never plan something. This is why it would be wrong to say that my future depends on my coach.’
With protests before the Munich game, and at the Lincoln game, it seems many Arsenal fans out there including me, want the Frenchman to leave the club but let’s take this latest news with a punch of salt and see what happens.
Ozil is closing in on his 150th game for Arsenal, who are five points away from the Premier League top four with two games in hand on most sides, and in tonights FA Cup semi-final draw, so the season is very much still alive.