Mesut Ozil has once again spoken out about his future and has insisted he is happy at Arsenal amid ongoing speculation he could leave this summer.
The Germany international has just over a year remaining on his current deal and is yet to agree an extension but has played down talk of a move away.
“As I’ve said in the past, the most important thing is Arsenal and what we do as a team now,” he told Sky Sports News HQ.
“I’ve got aims with this club, we all want the top four and that’s what counts at the moment.
“As I’ve said before, in the summer we will talk but right now Arsenal stands in front of any player and I respect that.
“As I’ve always said in the past, I feel comfortable here. I’m happy. Arsenal belong as one of the best clubs in the world and London is a great place to be, a great city to live in.
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“So after the season we will talk and then we will make a decision from there.”
Ozil also took aim at his doubters but insists he is not affected by criticism of his displays and says he always gives maximum effort.
“The expectations are always high, which I guess is normally a positive, you could say,” he added.
“But I know what I can do and it doesn’t affect me really. I’ve played for Real Madrid, I’ve played for Germany and I’ve had praise and criticism throughout my career and it’s only made me stronger.
“For me what’s most important, as I’ve always said, is the manager’s opinion because when it comes from him you know it’s the truth, be it positive or be it negative.
“There’s some people that like me and some people that don’t, but I give no worth to those opinions, really.
“They can have them, but I know what I can do. My stats show that I do give my all and I give my best.”
Will he stay? It seems likely at the moment, particularly with Wenger also expected to remain in charge, and perhaps a lack of interest from top clubs.