Arsene Wenger believes the future of Mesut Ozil lies with the Gunners and he also admitted that the German playmaker is playing the best football of his Arsenal career.
The World Cup winner scored a sensational volley in the Gunners hard fought 1-0 win over Newcastle at the Emirates on Saturday.
The level of uncertainty surrounding the future of Mesut Ozil has seen him been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United and La Liga giants Barcelona in recent weeks with his contract at the Emirates set to expire at the end of the season.
With the future of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil yet to be sorted out, the pair can leave the Emirates for a cut-price next month in the winter transfer window, although Wenger has ruled out the possibility of the duo leaving in January as he would prefer both players to leave on a free at the end of the season.
While Alexis Sanchez looks set to be heading to Manchester City rather sooner or later after a move to the Etihad collapsed on deadline day last summer, Wenger bbelieves Ozil’s future lies at the Emirates.
Wenger Speaking on Mesut Ozil, he said:
“I believe he wants to stay, he is not to be convinced (to sign a new contract),” He also added.
“You want nobody to leave and you see where we stand on that. But at the moment, it’s very difficult. Until the end of the season we know what it is, but after that I cannot tell you.”
The Frenchman also suggested that the playmaker is playing his best football at the Emirates since he joined from Real Madrid in 2013.
Arsene Wenger as quoted on Mesut Ozil, he said:
“You cannot wait to score a goal like that every week, but you can play like he plays usually every week. That is more important. If he adds that to his game, it’s even more important.”
The 29-year-old commitment has been questioned by the fans and Legends of the club with many believing he gets missing too often in big games, but should he produce top displays like this on a regular basis and signs a new contract with the Gunners he will silence his critics.
Up next for the Gunners is a trip to face a rejuvenated West Ham side in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup.