Mesut Ozil has denied claims that he will leave Arsenal if Arsene Wenger stays on at the club past the end of the season.
A report from Don Balon this morning stated that the German playmaker had lost patience with the club and was determined to complete a move back to Spain.
The report also suggested that it was the player's dream to return to Real Madrid, but he would probably have to settle on a move to either of Valencia, Sevilla or Atletico.
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Ultimately - and rather unsurprisingly - it appears that the report has absolutely no substance.
Ozil has quickly taken to Twitter to deny the claims, instead declaring that Wenger was one of the main reasons why he opted to join the Gunners in the first place.
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His tweet, as you can see below, read: "Have seen the media reports today. Arsène Wenger was a big reason for me joining Arsenal – this hasn’t changed! #Respect #AFC"
Arsenal must keep Ozil
It's fairly obvious: Arsenal must retain the services of Ozil as they go in search of long-term success. In all honesty, Gunners fans would probably riot if the former Real Madrid man departed the club and the hierarchy will be well aware of that.
The technically gifted star may well have taken some time to get going on English soil - his debut campaign wasn't exactly one to remember - but he has gone from strength-to-strength over the course of the last two years.
He has truly come to prominence this term, proving his credentials as the club's talisman and the board must attempt to tie him down for the foreseeable future.
His statistics are sublime: with five goals and 18 assists this term, it's safe to say that he has been the club's standout player.
But will he lift the title?
Despite Ozil's latest tweet, he can't exactly be overjoyed right now. There's a notion that his team have thrown away their best chance at lifting the Premier League title in many years and it's hard to disagree with that.
Currently sitting in third place in the table, Wenger's side, despite arguably possessing the best squad in the division, are as many as 11 points behind table-toppers Leicester City.
Ozil may well be one of the best players in the league, but it's starting to look unlikely that he will claim any silverware this season. Arsenal fans will just be hoping that he's on board to give it another go in 2016/17.
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