Mesut Ozil insists he's 'very comfortable' at Arsenal in biggest hint yet he is set to stay and sign a new contract at the club

Ben Burrows
The Independent
Mesut Ozil's Arsenal future remains firmly up in the air: Getty
Mesut Ozil's Arsenal future remains firmly up in the air: Getty

Mesut Ozil has hinted he is ready to hand Arsenal a huge boost and commit his long-term future to the club.

Ozil, alongside teammate Alexis Sanchez, is yet to agree a contract extension with his current deal at the Emirates set to expire at the end of next season.

Both players are understood to be holding out for significantly improved terms with matters on the pitch only serving to add fuel to the fire that both could leave this summer.

But German Ozil insists he’s happy in north London and is remaining relaxed about his contract situation.

"I am contracted until 2018 and I feel very comfortable," he told German newspaper Die Welt.

"We'll talk soon and then make a decision."

Ozil’s comments will come as a welcome boost to the Gunners with their form deteriorating as they slip further out of the race for the top four.

But despite the recent downturn Ozil believes they can still end the season on a high.

"Of course, we have had a difficult time recently and we are not satisfied with sixth place,” he added.

"I am convinced, however, that we will catch up again soon. Let's see what the future holds."

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