It seems like things are finally going Arséne Wenger’s way, as Mesut Özil’s agent has confirmed that he is in talks with the club over the possible extension of his contract.
The German has been under constant media attention since last season, mainly due to his contract rebellion and ‘poor’ form. Ozil was subjected to very harsh criticism, which questioned his work rate and activity on the pitch.
However, the ex-Real Madrid man and Wenger were quick to brush off such claims, saying that his body language only makes it seem so. Moreover, the German international managed to get directly involved in 24 goals in all competitions last term as well.
But it was Ozil’s refusal to extend his contract at the Emirates that grabbed the most attention. Him, alongside fellow contract rebel Alexis Sanchez, reportedly refused multiple offers that were tabled previously, and were consequently expected to depart in the summer of 2017, if not in January.
Meanwhile, despite the talented playmaker expressing his desire to stay in North London in the past, he made no attempts at making that into reality, up until now.
Dr Erkut Sogut, Ozil’s agent, confirmed that his employer and the Gunners are negotiating a deal, and claimed that the talks so far have been ‘positive’. The representative also added that the former Schalke star wishes to continue playing in England for another couple of years.
“Ozil wants to play another two to three years in the Premier League,” Sogut revealed. “Our contacts with Arsenal continue and are going in a positive way.”
Meanwhile, the Londoners also confirmed the 2-year contract extension of Calum Chambers not long ago; which could be an indication of the developments at the club.
The midfield maestro is likely to stay put in North London as of now, and the Arsenal boss will be hoping for just that. Regardless, insight available about Sanchez’s contract extension is close to nothing, and he is widely expected to make an exit sooner or later.
Written by Ashish Sreejith
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