Mesut Ozil will not discuss new Arsenal deal until after Euro 2016

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On the back of what has been his best season in Arsenal colours, Mesut Ozil’s future heading into the summer remains unknown.

The German has two years left on his contract at the Emirates Stadium yet a lack of silverware this term could see him vie for a move away.

Arsenal, of course, are desperate to keep hold of him and reportedly willing to offer £200,000-per-week wages in a bid to do so.


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Ozil isn’t the only star linked with a move elsewhere, but following a campaign where he’s managed a remarkable 19 assists, the 27-year-old is indispensable and must remain in north London if the Gunners are to win the Premier League.

And following much speculation, Ozil has finally shed light on his situation.

“I still have two years on my contract with Arsenal, as you know,” he told reporters in Dubai, per the Independent. “We will be in talks with the club and we’ll see what happens in the future.

“But as I said, now I’m concentrating on Euro 2016 in France, which is very important for me and my team after the last World Cup.

“Then later on, I will see what I do with Arsenal.”

What will worry fans most, though, is Ozil’s scathing assessment of the club’s collapse since the turn of the new year.

“We dropped a lot of points which we shouldn’t have dropped against smaller teams,” he continued.

“That was the point in the season where we were just not strong enough as a team to take one point sometimes and go ahead.

“Especially after the Barcelona game, we lost points. That was the time in the team where we weren’t good enough to take the points and go.”

Ozil did, at least, speak positively of the fact Arsenal pipped Tottenham to second in the Premier League - their highest finish since 2005.

The German added: “Firstly, it was important to qualify directly into the Champions League.

“To be second in the last game of the season and to also be on top of Tottenham was good for us and good for our fans. It was a good finish to the season.”

Arsenal’s mercurial playmaker isn’t the only player at risk of leaving this summer, with Alexis Sanchez also rumoured with a move away.

According to French outlet L’Equipe, the Chilean’s agent is in contact with Paris Saint-Germain, whilst Bayern Munich and Juventus are also reported suitors.

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