By Will Butcher
Mesut Ozil is willing to sign a new contract at Arsenal – on the condition that Arsene Wenger also commits to the club.
Doubts have surround the long-term future of the German playmaker, who has entered the final two years of the deal he signed ini 2013.
Football site Goal have claimed that Ozil, 28, will only sign a new contract with the north London giants if his manager Arsene Wenger signs a new contract first.
It is said the Germany international’s decision is said not to be a financially motivated one and instead based around the man who brought him to Emirates Stadium for a £40million club record fee in 2013.
Wenger, 66, is yet to enter contract negotiations with Arsenal chiefs despite his current deal set to expire in the summer of 2017.
The Frenchman has been in charge of the Gunners since 1996. But if doubts remain over the future of the former Monaco and Nagoya Grampus 8 manager, Ozil will be unlikely to put pen to paper.
Ozil has been in red-hot form for Wenger’s side, after his three goals helped the Gunners win 6-0 against Ludogorets in the Champions League.
The World Cup winner’s six goals in 10 league and cup encounters have helped Arsenal climb to second in the Premier League and level on points with leaders Manchester City.
Ozil is expected to feature on Saturday as the Gunners take on Premier league new boys Middlesbrough at the Emirates.
In other Arsenal news, Piers Morgan has also had this to say about Ozil.