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'We'll talk soon' - Ozil discusses his Arsenal future and that of Arsene Wenger

Goal.com logo Goal.com 26-03-2017

Mesut Ozil says contract extension talks at Arsenal will be held “soon”, with the German claiming to feel “very comfortable” with the Gunners.

The World Cup winner is yet to agree fresh terms at Emirates Stadium, with his current deal due to expire in 2018.

A failure by both sides to reach a compromise has sparked unwelcome exit talk in north London.

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Ozil is considered to be a key figure in Arsenal’s future plans, with the club having spent big to lure him away from Real Madrid.

The 28-year-old has remained coy on a possible agreement, with the issue in the hands of his agent and the club.

He has, however, reiterated that he is happy in England and planning to hold further discussions in the near future.

Ozil told German news outlet Welt: “I have contract until 2018 in London and I feel very comfortable there. We’ll talk soon and then make a decision.”

While his future hangs in the balance, so does that of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

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The Frenchman has faced calls for him to stand aside at the end of the season, but the Frenchman is expected to prolong a 20-year stint in the dugout.

It has been suggested that he is planning for 2017-18 without Ozil, but the Germany international insists that is not the case.

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He added: “You think Wenger speaks to journalists before he tells me? Then I know him differently.”

Ozil certainly appears to be planning long-term at Arsenal, with the Champions League crown still considered to be a top target.

Asked if he could claim that title with the Gunners, the talented playmaker said: “Why not? Of course, we just having a difficult time and are not satisfied with sixth place.

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

Arsenal have slipped to sixth in the Premier League and out of Europe after picking up just three victories in their last nine outings in all competitions.

They return to action after the international break with a crucial home date against fellow top-four hopefuls Manchester City.

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