Mesut Ozil remains ‘100 per cent committed’ to Arsenal and will not be leaving the club anytime soon, according to his agent.
The 30-year-old has been linked with a move away from the Emirates in recent weeks following several omissions from Unai Emery’s starting line-up and matchday squads.
The German is currently nursing a knee injury which kept him out of Arsenal’s last two games, but it remains to be seen whether Emery will put him back in the side when he returns to full fitness.
Despite his reluctance to start Ozil, Emery has insisted that the playmaker is still a part of his side and plans. There is, however, speculation over the player’s long-term future at the club and Real Madrid and Inter Milan have been mooted as possible destinations.
According to Goal, as reported by the Daily Mail, Sogut said:
‘I would prefer not to speak publicly about Mesut’s situation, but given the recent speculation linking him with a move away from Arsenal, I do feel it is important to provide some clarity so we can end this and focus on football.
‘Mesut signed a new contract last January because he saw his future at Arsenal and nothing has changed in his mind. He wants to stay for the duration of that contract and maybe even longer.
‘Mesut is 100 per cent committed to Arsenal Football Club. He loves the club, shares its values and does not want to be anywhere else.
‘He is proud to wear the shirt and honoured to represent Arsenal on and off the pitch. He takes his responsibilities – including being selected as one of the captains this season – very seriously and has a great relationship with his team-mates, the staff and fans.’
Ozil has made 16 appearances in all competitions so far this season for Arsenal, contributing four goals and two assists.