Arsenal star plans to stay beyond this summer

Ozil & Auba

Arsenal's form before heading into their clash with Wolves was particularly impressive.

Despite suffering two straight defeats after the restart, they went onto beat Southampton, Sheffield United and Norwich.

The Gunners looked excellent value against the Canaries, winning 4-0, but there is still a lot of work to do if Mikel Arteta wants his side to secure a place in Europe.

Following their trip to Molineux, the north Londoners have to face Liverpool, Spurs and Leicester. 

It's one of the most difficult runs they'll face all season and one that could define their entire campaign.

Arsenal have been busy handing out contracts in recent weeks. David Luiz put pen to paper on a one-year extension before Pablo Mari and Cedric became permanent members of the squad.

Though, the most important announcements came when teenagers Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli penned new terms.

Two of the brightest talents in the Premier League, their renewals were vitally important.


Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's contract situation is also in a difficult situation. The player's deal expires next summer and he is still to sign a new one. Reportedly, he wants a minimum of £250,000 before he picks up the pen.

Another player who could depart is Mesut Ozil. He has been linked with a move away in recent weeks but The Athletic's David Ornstein helped to clear up his situation on Saturday afternoon.

He was speaking about the German's future, claiming that he wants to remain at the Emirates Stadium.

Ornstein said: 

It's interesting to note that Arsenal aren't seeking a move for him given he's supposedly on £350,000-a-week at the Gunners.


GIVEMESPORT'S Matt Dawson says...

The story of Ozil's career in London has been a rather perplexing one.

Often left out of the matchday squad for mysterious reasons, he wants to stay at Arsenal despite receiving much football.

He hasn't played a single minute since the Premier League resumed last month and has been left out of the matchday squad entirely in the last three matches. 

Ozil was only on the bench against Brighton and Southampton but failed to earn a call from Arteta.


The pair worked in tandem with each other when the Spaniard was a player at Arsenal, but it's not clear whether their relationship has deteriorated. 

Though given the fact Arsenal aren't looking to move him on and the player himself is keen to remain in the capital, you'd think their friendship is still intact.

It remains to be seen whether Ozil signs a new contract but if he does, he will surely be on reduced wages. He doesn't warrant his current terms whatsoever.

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