Good news or bad news? German Midfielder Mesut Ozil opens up and officially tells Arsenal fans where he will be this summer
Mesut Ozil insists he will see out his contract at Arsenal and will not be seeking to move on this summer.
The 31-year-old’s current deal runs until next summer, but he has been frozen out by Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta and that has led to speculation in the media that the club will look to sell him on over the next few months.
However, despite the fact that he will not get much game time next season, he is happy collecting that massive wage he is getting at Arsenal and has told the fans that he is seeking to see out his contract at the club.
He told The Athletic: “My position is clear. I’m here through to the last day of our agreement and I’ll give everything I have for this club.
“Situations like these will never break me, they only make me stronger. I showed in the past that I can come back into the team and I will show it again.”
Arteta previously revealed he would only pick players who were ‘on the boat’.
He added: “I can’t talk about my private conversations with the coach.
“But I can tell you I know my body well. I was fit enough to play every game before the break and, apart from a small injury, it was the same after.
“My daughter was born while we were off so maybe I was not always sleeping perfectly, but this is normal. I actually had more energy and excitement to play because of her.
“As a player, you sometimes have bad days and can’t always be happy, especially if you’re not playing.
“When you know how good you are and you know you’re not going to be picked, it’s hard to be at 100 per cent and, of course, you can get disappointed.
“This is my profession, it’s what I love doing: being on the pitch, playing matches, showing the people, helping the club and my team.
“I fully respect the coach’s decision but I believe these things should mainly be decided on the pitch.
“After the restart, I wasn’t given a chance to show what I can do. You don’t play 10 games in a row if you’re unfit, not good enough or don’t behave well.
“If I played these games badly and was then left out completely for that reason then I might understand, but this was not the case.”
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