German international and Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil maintains he is willing to sign a contract extension at Arsenal but firts wants clarity on Arsene Wenger’s future.Both Mesut Ozil and his team-mate Alexis Sanchez have 18 months remaining on their existing contracts but are stalling on signing new deals.
Arsene Wenger is keen to tie his key attacking players down to long-term deals and is adamant neither player will be sold, even if they fail to agree new terms.It was reported last month that both Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez are seeking parity with the Premier League’s top earners before putting pen to paper on new contract extensions.
Mesut Ozil said in an interview with Kicker “I am very, very happy at Arsenal and have let the club know that I would be ready to sign a new contract extension. The fans want that I stay and now it is just down to the club.”
Then, Mesut Ozil spoke Arsene Wenger who his contract expires at the end of the season and he clearly indicated that he will not decide his future until Wener contract his solved: ” The club also knows that I am here most of all – because of Arsene Wenger. Wenger is the one who signed me and he is the one whose trust I have. The club also knows that I want to be clear what the manager is going to [be].”