Mesut Ozil agent Dr Erkut Sogut has revealed that the German playmaker will be playing at Arsenal next season.
Ozil has been heavily linked with a move away from the Emirates in recent weeks with Inter Milan have been tipped to sign the midfielder.
“He wants to stay for the duration of that contract and maybe even longer”
Mesut Ozil’s agent has spoken out over transfer talk regarding the German
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The 30-year-old has been left out of the starting line-up several times this season by Arsenal boss Unai Emery.
But the former Real Madrid star’s agent has confirmed that his client wants to stay at Arsenal long term.
“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,” Mesut 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.”
Ozil, who signed a new deal in January with his contract runs until 2021, has struggled to impress under Emery this season.
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But Arsenal legend Paul Merson has recently told Emery to sell Ozil, insisting the playmaker is being the locked-door to other world-class players who want join the Emirates side.
Merson said: “Arsenal have got to get rid of Mesut Ozil. They need his wages off the books because he is giving them nothing at the moment.”
“He hardly ever plays and, when he does, the manager is taking him off at half-time.”
“You can’t justify paying him that much money if he isn’t starting every game and putting a shift in.”
“He is also a problem because while he’s there it’s going to stop Arsenal signing any really world-class players.”
“Any big-name £80-90m star is going to want to be the highest-paid player at the club, but that can’t happen with Ozil on that much money. Arsenal can’t afford it.”