Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern have been given an update on the contract situation of one of their superstar’s but it isn’t quite the news they were hoping for.
Mesut Ozil confirmed to Kicker that he’s keen to remain at Arsenal but made it clear he wants to know what’s happening with Arsene Wenger, reiterating that it was the French manager who convinced him to move from Real Madrid to North London.
Wenger is in the final months of his contract at the Emirates Stadium and there has been no news on his future, with Ozil stating he wants to know the situation before he puts pen to paper.
“I feel very, very well at Arsenal and have shown my willingness to extend to the club. “The fans want me to stay, now it’s just the club. The club knows I am here mainly because of Arsene Wenger, who has brought me the trust I enjoy. The club also knows that I want to be clear about what the coach is doing.”
With Arsenal having fallen off the pace in the past month, slipping to fifth position in the Premier League and eight points behind leaders Chelsea, many fans here in the Tavern believe the time has come for Wenger to step aside – but the after effects could be huge.
Wenger has spent 21 successful years with the North London giant and the impact he has made over big-name signings in recent years is telling, making it understandable that Ozil wants to know the situation before he commits his future.
If the club are to make changes this summer, they’re likely to have to secure a big-name manager to convince the superstars within the squad that the right decision has been made and the Arsenal fans in the club are concerned, as they don’t trust the board.
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