Mesut Ozil’s agent has insisted the German will stay at Arsenal for the duration of his contract despite plenty of rumours linking him with a move away.
Ozil has struggled for consistency in recent years at the Emirates and appeared to be left out in the cold by former Gunners boss Unai Emery.
Mikel Arteta has welcomed the former Real Madrid star back into the fold however Ozil is still not a guaranteed starter.
The 31-year-old’s current Arsenal contract runs until next summer and his agent Dr Erkut Sogut says Ozil will stay at the Emirates until then and potentially leave on a free transfer after.
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“At the moment, we don’t even talk about it, because he still has one-and-a-half-years left,” Sogut told i News .
“He still has 15 months to go. Until then, he will stay at Arsenal, for sure.
“He will stay until the end of his contract. There’s no chance he’ll leave.
“He is going into the end of this contract, he will be 32 years old, he will be a free agent, and it's not a bad situation.
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“And he will have probably a hundred million followers on the social media side at that time, his marketing will be bigger by that time.
“And he's 32 so he can still go and play in top-level football for the next two or three years.
Though Sogut did not rule out Ozil staying at Arsenal, though the agent knows that decision relies on the club.
“I look at every option, I need to maximise and get the best contract for him.
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“The options are coming in now. Maybe he will stay and have a new contract with Arsenal.
"Maybe he has a good end to the season and good next season and the club offers him a new contract. It’s down to the club in the end, not to me or Mesut.
“If the club is not giving him an offer then he can’t stay. If he gets an offer from the club he will consider it.”
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