The 21 year old has just one year left on his contract, and while he has been linked with the Gunners over the last year, London rivals Tottenham have been credited with more recent interest in the playmaker. Speaking in an interview with Sport Bild, Meyer tried to clarify his future:
“I declined the [contract] offer, because I was not satisfied with my personal situation. I just saw no chance to develop. It would have been the wrong step, however, the overall situation has changed. I am completely open on my future… Let’s see what happens. That I would definitely go, is not the case. Because I never said I would change club – let alone this summer. I just did not renew the contract.”
Meyer is clearly waiting to see what impact new manager Domenico Tedesco has on the German outfit. The Italian managed youth teams in Germany before making a name for himself during the second half of last season, saving bottom club Erzgebirge Aue from relegation in Bundesliga-2 with six wins from the last 13 games.
Schalke have taken a gamble on the 31 year old, and are hoping it will pay off. Over the last three seasons, they have failed to finish in the Champions League places, and Meyer will no doubt be looking for improvement if he is to consider extending his stay at the Veltins-Arena.