At the same time that we are hearing from the Arsenal and Spain star Santi Cazorla some hints that he might be going back to Spain’s La Liga to play for his former club Villarreal at some point, there are the reports that the Gunners have not yet managed to persuade our two best players to sign extensions to their current contracts.
Arsene Wenger has played down the issue and insisted that he is not worried about his two main stars signing on again soon but that it is just not his priority right now. But I am pretty sure that the Frenchman would feel a bit better about things if he already had Ozil and Alexis committed to the club long term.
Now, as well as being our best player this season, the German playmaker may be doing Arsenal fans a big favour off the pitch as well, if I am right about his delay in signing a new deal being due to him waiting to see what the boss does in the transfer market this summer.
As reported by the Evening Standard he has been speaking about the possibility of going to play in his country of birth Germany or even in Turkey where his father comes from. But the creative midfielder also suggested that he could play the rest of his football career in the English Premier League.
He said, “There’s no hurry. I have two years left on my contract.
“We’ll see how it goes at the end of the season.
“I’m not saying that I definitely must return to the Bundesliga or spend time in Turkey. But I’m not ruling it out either. Maybe I’ll finish my career in England.”
Do you think that Ozil and his Arsenal team mates Alexis and Cazorla are waiting to see which players will be signed in the summer before they really commit to the Gunners?