Arsenal are growing assured that the recent summer signings will have convinced Mesut Ozil to commit his future to the club.
The German international was believed to have entered into talks over a new contract toward the back-end of last season, before stalling amidst uncertainty on the club’s ambition.
Since that point, Arsenal have moved to bring in around £90 Million worth of talent, including fellow World Cup winner Shkodran Mustafi, Bundesliga star Granit Xhaka, and a record-matching goalscorer in Lucas Perez.
The Gunners are now convinced that their latest dealings, especially the £30+ Million signing of his international counterpart, will highlight the club’s intentions, and assure him that his ambition is matched with ours.
The playmaker was integral to our attacking play last season, creating an astonishing amount of goalscoring opportunities, and with only two years remaining on his contract, there is little surprise that our club would be eager to extend his deal in the near future.
Ozil is believed to have played a key role in persuading the former Valencia defender to make the switch to the Emirates, and the pair will be talking heavily about life in North-London whilst on international duty together.
The new Arsenal centre-back has already given us an injury scare, having gone down in the first-half of his international match, but was able to complete the match, and no lay-off is expected because of it.
Many reports have insisted that Ozil has been considering leaving our club, and rumours that he has been unhappy with X, Y and Z, but Mesut has repeated on a number of occasions that he is happy being a Gunner.
Would Ozil have signed a new contract this season anyway, or will Mustafi have just reassured him that we still have the ambition to do big things?