Mesut Ozil opens up about his Arsenal future

Arsenal star Mesut Ozil wants to remain at the north London side beyond the summer

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Mesut Ozil has insisted that he wants to remain at Arsenal next season.

The former Germany international has endured a difficult campaign under the management of Arsene Wenger’s replacement Unai Emery.

The Arsenal boss hasn’t been afraid to leave the 30-year-old out of his Gunners team, especially for some of their biggest games this term.

Ozil has started 19 times in the Premier League this season – and the World Cup winner has made a further four appearances from the bench.

The German playmaker has still managed to contribute five goals and two assists, but questions have been raised about his long-term future at The Emirates.

Ozil is the club’s highest-earner and given Arsenal’s limited transfer budget, the former Real Madrid playmaker could be sold to free up funds for additional summer signings.

However, the Arsenal number 10 has made it clear that he intends to remain at the north London side beyond the summer transfer window.

“Yes [I want to stay]. Why not? I’m 30 now, still got years in front of me, it’s down to the club as well of course, but I’ve got two years here – after that I don’t know what happens,” Ozil told Sky Sports.

He added: “No [issues with Emery]. Definitely not. There’s always speculation, everyone inside knew that our situation is positive.

“It’s frustrating [not playing]. I want to play in every game. Through injury I’ve missed games but that’s football.

“As a footballer you always want to start games. The coach makes decisions which means you may not start but you have to keep going.”

Arsenal are in fifth place in the Premier League table and two points behind Chelsea FC ahead of their clash against Brighton at The Emirates on Sunday.

The Gunners have failed to finish in the top four in the last two seasons in the Premier League under Emery’s predecessor Arsene Wenger.

Arsenal have lost their last three Premier League games.

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