Mesut Ozil has made it clear he will not be leaving Arsenal in the summer.
The midfielder has had a difficult season under Unai Emery and is the north London club’s highest earner on £350,000 a week. There had been suggestions he could move in the upcoming transfer window.
But he has recently returned to form and favour under the Spaniard and he has a deal running until 2021.
When asked whether he would be leaving the Emirates Stadium in the summer, 30-year-old Ozil made his position clear.
‘I don’t think there’s a chance of that to be honest,’ Ozil told DAZN Dach .
‘I’ve got two more years here and what happens afterwards is not in my hands. We’ll see then, but I’m proud to be at this club and really happy at this club.’
As part of his difficult campaign, Ozil has found himself in and out of the starting line-up under Emery.
He has revealed how he deals with being left out by the Arsenal manager: ‘If the coach speaks to me and tells me I won’t play in a game it’s something I need to accept and just get on with it.
‘I’ve carried on working on making myself as fit and healthy as I could and it’s worked out for me. Now I’m playing, but of course it’s the coach’s decision if I play or not.
‘I’ve had some injuries this season and I’ve had to miss some games. But I know when I’m fit I’ll play matches.
‘I know the quality I have. I think everyone has their qualities and mine are at No 10.
‘If the coach wants me to do something and play somewhere else, you have to accept it and do that. That’s something I’ve done and as a player and you just need to get on with what you’re told.’