Despite there not being any real open interest in Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil from other clubs, especially none that has been reported in the media, Arsenal fans can rest easy knowing that Ozil is very much settled in North London.
There had been concerns at the end of last season that some of Arsenal’s biggest stars, including Alexis and Ozil, were becoming frustrated with the club’s supposed lack of ambition and inability to regularly compete for major honours every season. As a result, the rumours started that they were unhappy and we’re looking to leave the club this summer, but Ozil has put all rumours to bed for now at least, with the German international stating that he is more than happy at Arsenal.
In a video for Arsenal Player, on Arsenal.com, Ozil stated that he is happy at the club and that one of the reasons why he will be staying with the Gunners, is because he feels settled in North London. Ozil said:
“I’m the sort of person who can integrate quickly. I’m a normal person and people who know me know that I’m quiet and just like doing my thing. That was the case here, with the Germany national team and in my youth. I was and still am very open when I meet people. It was like that at Arsenal too. I lived in Spain and got to know the wonderful culture and people there. Now I’m in England, where I’m learning the language and the culture. I’m proud of that.”
Ozil appreciates having his own personal time and space, as well as being integrated into a strong bond with his teammates. Ozil has previously stated how in London he can achieve both these aspects, but we can see by the lack of interviews that he does (and has openly stated) that his nature is that doesn’t like being in front of a camera all the time. For Ozil at Arsenal, he has been able to settle into that family like bond that many of his teammates and other players from past years have mentioned. Arsenal is a family club with everyone playing for the team rather than for themselves and Ozil certainly appreciates that.
So whilst we can be happy that our main man is settled at the club, all we need now to satisfy our concerns completely, is for the German international to sign a new contract with Arsenal, as soon as his European Championships adventure is over with Germany. Next up Alexis please!