Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that contract negotiations between midfielder Mesut Ozil and the club are still going but he has been encouraged by the player’s attitude.
The World Cup winner’s contract with Arsenal will expire this summer & despite allowing it to get to the stage where he can now freely negotiate a deal with a club outside of the Premier League, Wenger is hopeful the German see’s his future at the Emirates having witnessed just how focused and committed the player has been.
“We are not close enough to be optimistic, but we are not far enough to be pessimistic,” said Wenger, according to Sky Sports.Moving to Arsenal “a massive change” says Tierney George Patchias – Kiernan Tierney moved from Celtic to Arsenal this summer and he says it has been “a massive change.”The move to Arsenal was a protracted…
“He behaves like somebody who is completely focused and ready to commit but after that contract negotiations are what they are.
“We are not close enough to tell you he will do it, I don’t know.”
Ozil is expected to be in the final squad for Germany in this summer’s World Cup tournament in Russia, so it is likely that he will want to sort out his future before then. Keeping him may depend on any new signing Arsenal make in the remaining time left in this January transfer window with Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang being heavily linked to the Emirates.