Belfast Telegraph

Mesut Ozil has no intention of leaving Arsenal

Mesut Ozil has restated his continued admiration for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger following reports suggesting he may leave the club this summer if the Gunners' long-serving French boss stays on.

The German midfielder, who has more than two years remaining on his Arsenal contract, distanced himself from suggestions he might reconsider his future there - depending on Wenger's situation.

Ozil indicated on Twitter that he retains much faith in the veteran manager.

"Have seen the media reports today," the 27-year-old posted. "Arsene Wenger was a big reason for me joining Arsenal - this hasn't changed! #Respect #AFC."

While domestic top-flight football takes a break, Ozil is set to play for Germany against England in next weekend's friendly in Berlin.


From Belfast Telegraph