Mesut Ozil makes admission about his Arsenal future
Mesut Ozil admits that he can see himself finishing his career at Arsenal
Mesut Ozil has admitted that he can see himself finishing his career at Arsenal.
The 30-year-old playmaker’s situation at The Emirates had been a constant source of speculation before he signed a new deal with the Gunners back in January which tied him to the club until 2021.
Ozil is thought to be earning around £350,000 a week at the north London club and he is the Gunners’ highest-paid player.
The playmaker, like the rest of his Arsenal team-mates, has been settling into life under new manager Unai Emery in recent weeks following the Spaniard’s appointment as Arsene Wenger’s successor back in May.
The former Real Madrid star has been a regular fixture in the first team and he has scored three goals and made one assist in 10 Premier League appearances so far this term.
Now, the World Cup winner has given the clearest indication yet that he could finish his career with the north London club.
Asked if he could finish his career at Arsenal, Ozil told the Evening Standard: “Why not?
“I am still young, I am 30. In football, everything is possible but I am really happy to play for a big club like Arsenal.
“I just enjoy it and I can imagine finishing my career at Arsenal.”
Ozil also praised new boss Emery for the impact he has had at The Emirates.
“He is a really good coach, he wants to understand the players, the club and we want to show him on the pitch what we can do,” he added.
Ozil will be expecting to feature for Arsenal when the Gunners return to Premier League action after the international break with a trip to Bournemouth on Sunday 25 November.
The north London side are currently fifth in the Premier League after having drawn their last three games in the top flight.