Mesut Ozil is the man on form for Arsenal at present, and Arsene Wenger is adamant that the German is keen to stay.
The Gunners boss claims that the former Real Madrid star is keen on extending his stay in North London, but is yet to agree terms.
“No, I believe he wants to stay. He is not to be convinced.”
Wenger then added when asked if there is a need to hold further contract discussions: “Let us do that and let’s not talk about it.”
The French boss was then asked if Ozil would be more of a loss to the squad than Alexis, to which he replied: “I wouldn’t like to compare.
“You want nobody to leave and see where we stand on that. But at the moment, it’s very difficult. Until the end of the season we know what he is, but after that I cannot tell you.”
Ozil is certainly playing his heart out for our club at present, while the 28 year-old Chilean continues to struggle to find form.
The German has always stressed that he is happy in North London, and it certainly seems as though Ozil would be the only one that we could possibly persuade to stay beyond his current contract.
There is talk of interest from Barcelona and Manchester United, but there has continually been speculation about a possible deal to stay with Arsenal.
Is Ozil showing his willingness to stay on the pitch, or is he fighting for a move elsewhere?