Mesut Ozil is in the form of his life right now.
The German has been sensational in recent weeks as the Gunners are amongst the leading pack in the Premier League and have already qualified for the last-16 of the Champions League.
The playmaker has notched seven goals in all competitions - just one short of his tally from last season and four away from his best career return, which dates back to his Werder Bremen days during the 2009/10 season.
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However, there is one massive concern about Ozil right now with the former Real Madrid star having less than two years on his current deal.
But, according to the Mirror, those concerns have now vanished. That’s because they’re reporting that Ozil is ready to commit his future to the club.
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The club’s hierarchy are growing ever confident that he will put pen to paper on a new £160,000-per-week five-year deal. Talks are at an advancing stage and, with Ozil left out of Germany’s squad for the upcoming international break, a club source claimed on Saturday night that they’re “getting closer”.
Ozil made headlines this week after his stunning late goal helped Arsenal to a 3-2 comeback victory over Ludogorets in the Champions League to ensure progression into the next round.
Wenger's Bergkamp comparison
Ahead of Sunday’s north London derby, Wenger urged the 28-year-old to remain at the club, claiming he could be a legend like Dennis Bergkamp.
“There are similarities with Bergkamp. I think he can become a legend - if he commits,” he said.
“Dennis Bergkamp committed for a long period, played until he was 38.
“I wish we have ten more years of Ozil. That depends. To become a legend at the club you need to stay for a long time. If you stay two years, you would not be a legend.
“We work on it (the contract), we work on it."
Ozil has been tentatively linked with a return to the Bernabeu next summer but, with Madrid receiving a transfer ban which lasts for the next two transfer window, it seems joining Zinedine Zidane’s team isn’t possible in the near future.
It’s little surprise to see Arsenal taking this moment to tempt Ozil to remain at the Emirates. The club are in fine form and Ozil is clearly enjoying his football.
After the derby against Spurs, they will have two whole weeks to work on Ozil’s new contract and it looks as though the World-Cup winner is more than happy to sign it.
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