By Harvey Byrne
Arsenal want to extend Mesut Ozil’s contract at the club, according to a report.
German publication Sport Bild claim that the Gunners are keen to hand a new deal to the 27-year-old in place of his current agreement, which expires in 2018.
However, the report states that the German playmaker’s future could lie elsewhere and the Arsenal playmaker remains attached to Real Madrid and would jump at a reunion with the Spanish giants.
The former Werder Bremen ace joined Arsenal from Real in a deal worth up to £42.5million in the summer of 2013 after starring in 143 encounters for the Spanish giants.
He has already played in 116 matches for the Gunners in his three-years at the club, scoring 20 goals in all competitions and proving to be one of the Premier League’s outstanding creative players/
The 79-time capped Germany international played a key-role in Arsenal’s second place finish last season, as he starred in 45 fixtures in all competitions, scoring eight goals and providing a staggering 20 assists.
It is said that Ozil wants to win major titles to supplement the two FA Cups he has already accumulated during his three-year Gunners stay.
Arsenal have also had another less than impressive transfer window compared to their title rivals with the only senior addition so far being Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach.
In other Arsenal team news, Arsene Wenger has confirmed that defender Gabriel will be out for six to eight weeks.