New Arsenal signing comments on Mesut Ozil’s future

Lucas Perez does not believe that Mesut Ozil is seeking a return to Real Madrid

Lucas Perez has claimed that Mesut Ozil is not seeking a return to Spain amid the speculation about his future at Arsenal beyond his current contract.

The Germany international is believed to be in negotiations with the north London club over extending his deal with the Gunners, which is set to run until the summer of 2018.

Ozil has developed into one of the Premier League’s top playmakers since his arrival at The Emirates from Real Madrid in the summer of 2013.

It remains to be seen whether the 28-year-old World Cup winner will negotiate a new contract with the Gunners in the coming weeks and months.

However, new Arsenal signing Perez feels that Ozil is not seeking a return to La Liga following his transfer from Real Madrid three years ago.

Speaking in an interview with Onda Cero, Perez said: “No, I don’t think Ozil wants to return to Spain.

“You never know, Real Madrid is a big club – but so is Arsenal.”

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Ozil was unable to help Arsenal break down a stubborn Middlesbrough side at The Emirates on Saturday afternoon as the Gunners were held to a frustrating goalless draw in front of their home fans.

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