Mesut Ozil future at Arsenal has been uncertain since Unai Emery took over from legendary manager Arsene Wenger in the summer.
The German playmaker has been repeatedly dropped by the Spanish manager which made player fill unhappy at the club.
— The Sun Football ⚽ (@TheSunFootball) January 17, 2019
The 30-year-old, who is the highest paid player at the Emirates, has not played since 26 December.
Meanwhile, Gunners boss Unai Emery has claimed that he is not thinking about Ozil leaving the club. But has insisted that he really wants more consistency from the former Real Madrid ace.
“I’ve spoken to him because I want consistency,” Emery said.
“He’s had some injuries and these injuries mean that sometimes he is OK and sometimes he isn’t OK. I want every player to give the same work every day to be OK for every match.”
“With Mesut, it’s the same. He didn’t play the last matches but to me, he’s just like any other player. This Saturday he can be with us if he’s OK. Now? He’s training consistently with his work over the past two weeks and I think he can be.”
“I’m not thinking about that.”
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) January 17, 2019
Asked about reports suggesting that Ozil could leave in the January transfer window, Emery replied: “I’m not thinking about that.”
“I’m thinking about how he can help us this year with good performances.”
Furthermore, when we try to think back, Ozil’s agent Dr. Erkut Sogut has confirmed early this month that the German midfielder has no intention of leaving the North London side.
“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,” his agent Dr. Erkut Sogut told Goal at the start of the month.
“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.”
Our head coach also discussed matters relating to the January window today…
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 17, 2019
Meanwhile, Arsenal are back in the Premier League action on Saturday afternoon against London rivals Chelsea at the Emirates.