Arsenal News: Ozil – ‘I Want To Stay’

Ozil Wants To See Out His Contract

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Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil insists he wants to stay at the club.

The former Germany international has been linked with a move away from the Emirates this summer with his £350,000-a-week wages a strain on the club’s resources. But the size of his pay packet remains a potential problem for any would-be purchasers and Ozil’s latest public pronouncements on the issue are still suggesting that he isn’t looking to move away.

“Absolutely. I’ve got two more years on my contract. I don’t know after that but I’ve got two years left,” he told Sky Sports.

When asked if he is happy, he replied: “Yes. Why not? I’m 30 now, still got years in front of me, it’s down to the club as well of course, but I’ve got two years here – after that I don’t know what happens.”

Ozil was dropped earlier this season by manager Unai Emery but he says he has no issues with the Spanish coach.

“No, definitely not,” he said. “There’s always speculation, everyone inside knew that our situation is positive.

“It’s frustrating. I want to play in every game. Through injury I’ve missed games but that’s football.

“As a footballer you always want to start games. The coach makes decisions which means you may not start but you have to keep going.”

Arsenal take on Valencia tonight in a Europa League semi-final first-leg tie in what looks to be their best bet of qualifying for the Champions League next season.