Özil: ‘I’m happy at Arsenal’

Mesut Özil has admitted he is happy at Arsenal, but has failed to commit his future to the club in an interview.

The interview comes following quotes from Arsenal majority shareholder Stan Kroenke, who claimed that the club had not given up hope on the German signing a new deal.

Kroenke said:

“We want to attract top players, and keep top players. Those guys [Sanchez and Ozil] are top players.

“I watched them on Sunday (in the 5-2 win at Everton), and they looked really good in black with the red trim. They looked really good, and they played really well, and we’d love to keep them.

“However, it takes two to dance. We’ll keep working to keep our top talent, and to attract more talent, but some of the guys we’ve got are looking pretty good”.

Özil has just eight month on his current deal at the Emirates, meaning he is free to leave the club on a free transfer next summer with Manchester United and Inter Milan thought to be interested in signing the 29-year-old.

However, in light of Kroenke’s comments, Özil insisted he was happy at his current club and will continue to give his all while he is there.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Özil said:

“It’s very nice to hear that and to see that – he’s the major shareholder.

“I’m happy here, and I do my job to 100 per cent as I always have. I give everything and leave it all on the pitch for the team. The most important thing is football.

“I want to give everything, 100 per cent for this club. It’s important for me to give my all and enjoy playing as well. Whatever else happens, we will see in the future.”

Özil silenced his critics in last week’s 5-2 victory you Everton, grabbing a goal and an assist to deliver the final nail in Ronald Koeman’s Goodison Park coffin.

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