Ozil staying at Arsenal by A.H.
Arsenal and Germany International playmaker Mesut Ozil has broken some news on his future that will surely warm the hearts of many Gunners fans. The brilliant attacking midfielder has now stated that he has no intentions of leaving North London.
In a season that has seen Ozil have his most successful performances at the club, there were a few reports that he was becoming increasingly frustrated with Arsenal’s ability to challenge for major honors. Ozil has won two FA Cups with Arsenal, as well as two Community Shields (if you count them as a trophy) and so has achieved silverware in his time with the club.
However it was suggested that Arsenal’s major decline in the domestic league, from looking like possible Premier League Champions at Christmas, to currently finding themselves in a ‘Top Four’ dogfight, the Germany international was apparently considering his future at the club.
It was an idea that worried many Arsenal fans, but strangely one that would be understandable at the same time. You cannot help but feel frustrated for Ozil as well, who although having a relatively difficult second half of the season, has ultimately been held back by Arsenal’s severe lack of an effective strike force. He has now however put the rumors of a summer transfer to bed, as reported by The Mirror.
Our main man told the media, “I am under contract with Arsenal and I am very happy to be here now. I do not think about the future, I just think my current situation. I have goals for Arsenal. In the future you can never know in football.”
The quote does suggest that he wishes to remain with Arsenal and achieve the goals he has set out for himself, however it cannot be hidden that it does seem that he will be considering his future at the club, perhaps in the relatively near future. Ozil suggests that he is happy at the club for now but that in the future he may look to leave, stating “you can never know in football”.
Overall this comes across as no real concern, as players come and go after achieving success with their clubs, however if Arsenal continue to not achieve major trophy success, then you cannot help but feel this consideration by the German International may come sooner than we think. The same concern lies with Alexis Sanchez who has also been in media reports surrounding his own frustration and his commitment to the Gunners.
If Arsenal want to keep players of this stature and quality, they have to fight for quality players in the transfer market that will not only increase our chances of winning major honours but also keep the players such as Ozil and Alexis happy and for them to believe in what this club can achieve. Although Ozil has put the rumours to bed for this summer, I cannot help but feel that they will simply be lurking around the corner next year. What do you guys think?