Mesut Ozil looks like a player very much out of favour with Arsenal boss Unai Emery, and mounting speculation that the German is set for a January exit – be it on loan or a permanent transfer.
However, today very interesting quotes via GOAL from Mesut Ozil’s agent Dr. Erkut Sogut reveals that the German is going nowhere.
“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 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.”
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“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 has only featured in four of the last 10 Premier League games, most recently in the 1-1 draw at Brighton – which saw the German hauled off at half-time. He has since been ruled out with injury missing the key games against Liverpool and Fulham.
Inter Milan and Manchester United have both been linked with a move for Mesut Ozil in January, but the player’s agent should cool all transfer talk unless something drastic happens with the German and Unai Emery this month.