Date: 12th March 2017 at 11:16am
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Mesut Ozil has admitted that his future at does not depend on Arsene staying the club.

The 28-year-old has previously hinted that he would leave should depart, but the German seems to have had a change of heart.

’s contract is set to expire at this summer, while Ozil will be entering the final 12 months over his deal at the end of the season.

It’s been recently reported that Ozil turned down ’s new contract offer worth £280,000-a-week, leaving many to believe the winner will be on his way this summer.

However, Ozil has given the strongest hint yet that he will be at next season, telling German publication Bild (via Metro):

‘I’ve always said that I feel at Arsenal: the club, the fans, the city – it’s all here.

‘Arsène was also one of the main reasons why I came to Arsenal.

‘But I also know that it can sometimes go fast in football and much different than you plan.

‘So it would be wrong to say that my future depends only on the coach.’

Ozil has come under criticism for his lack of effort this season, but the German is arguably one of Arsenal’s best when on song.

He has made a total of 32 appearances so far for the Gunners, contributing nine goals and seven assists.