Arsenal set to hand Mesut Ozil brand new contract

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Arsenal will look to reward Mesut Ozil for his superb form this season by handing him a new long-term contract, according to the Mirror.

The German international has been a stand-out performer for the Gunners this term, and has already registered 10 assists and created more chances than Chelsea's entire team.

Ozil arrived from Real Madrid as part of a £42 million transfer in 2013 and was castigated for his lacklustre performances, but says 'extra training drills' have helped him adjust to the Premier League and take his game to a new level this term.

Despite the fact that the 27-year-old has two-and-a-half years remaining on his contract at the Emirates Stadium, the Mirror say Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is looking to tie him down to a long-term contract in order to ensure the playmaker remains in north London for his peak years.

The paper adds that Arsenal want fellow star Alexis Sanchez to commit his future to the club by penning a new contract as well.

Arsenal fans have been full of praise this term and greeted the news of a new contract with delight on Twitter this morning.

Wenger's side have started the season well and currently sit second in the Premier League table, level on points with Manchester City after 12 games.

The Gunners haven't won the league title since 2004, and confidence is growing in north London that this could be the year they break their winless streak. 

"The players are feeling great," said Robert Pires, who has been training with Arsenal recently. "We are in the same position as Manchester City and when I see Arsenal play it is the best style, we’re doing well and we can win the title."

A 1-1 draw with rivals Tottenham before the international break tempered expectations somewhat, and they'll look to get back to winning ways against West Brom next weekend.

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