Prior to the beginning of the season, there was quite a bit of speculation in regards to the future of the Arsenal star Mest Ozil. After a comparatively mediocre campaign last season, there were a lot of reports linking the playmaker with a return to Germany, with Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich said to be interested in acquiring his services.
However, the German international has now ruled out a return to Germany in the near future and spoke of his happiness with life at Arsenal and his relationship with Gunners boss Arsene Wenger.
As quoted by the Daily Express, Ozil said: “I can never say I will return. I have beautiful memories of home, but I’m with Arsenal until at least 2018. [Arsenal boss Arsene] Wenger has always backed me strongly. He’s always there for me. I’d like to say so far, this is my strongest season for Arsenal. But no, this is the strongest season so far in my career.”
Looking at the stats, no one can disagree with Mesut’s final statement. The player has already notched up 15 assists this campaign and looks to be on course to break Arsenal legend Thierry Henry’s record of 20 assists in a single season. For me, his happiness with life at the Emirates and his understanding with Wenger are the reasons behind the fantastic season he is having.
The next step for Arsenal now will be to tie down the irreplaceable German to another long-term contract. At the end of the current campaign, there will be just two years left on his current deal and the last thing that Wenger would want to do is delay negotiations till the final year of his deal.
Should Arsenal win the title this season and sign a couple of big-name players in the summer, it will not be a very hard task to convince the former Real Madrid star to extend his stay in North London.
The way Ozil is playing at the moment reminds me of MY greatest football player ever: Zinedine Zidane
Mine is RONALDINHO …
Ronaldinho is my 2nd best.. that guy was just unbelievable. A joy to watch.
Relax, please. Ozil is nowhere near Ronaldinho when it comes to skills. OMG. ArSenal fans are too hyperbolic!!!
Never compared Ozil to Ronaldinho … I said Ronaldinho is my best player ever, that’s all …
Jose “The Sacked One” said exactly the same thing. The quality that Arsene admired since Mesut was a kid.
Mine is Stanley Mathews CB WHO
Everything it seems in the right way and on our way. So chill down author. Let Mesut finish his greatest season as pro footballer. He’s not looking just for money or glories, further more he’s looking for happiness. The way I see it we can delivere it for him so far. We’ll secure his signature before Euro 2016. No problem.
Love the way Ozil goes around with his business this season and still acknowledges his team mates. I just love that about Him. Above all, He looks like a good and humble man in and out of the pitch.
Arsenal All The Way!
It’s only at Arsenal that an injured player who hasn’t been playing and is yet to recover, gets injured again even without playing or doing anything. Damn it!!!
ozil said his hero was zizou because he didn,t show off everything he did had a purpose!!
No. Contract talks until May like Wenger said. No distractions and concentrate on the football and winning the league. Win the League Ozil/Sanchez will ask for new deals and take the extension no problem. They know we do the business this season its more acolades, titles and ofcourse being paid even bigger money for the champions of England.
Ozil is very happy at Arsenal and living in London so all is good on that front think Alexis is happy at Arsenal also. Keep winning they wont want to leave