Arsenal’s assist king Mesut Ozil can’t guarantee he’ll sign new contract

Arsenal’s assist king Mesut Ozil can’t guarantee he’ll sign new contract

Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil has confirmed that he will discuss his future with the north London club once the season is over.

The German, whose current contract expires in the summer of 2018, has divided opinion among supporters this campaign, with many fans frustrated at the 28-year-old’s tendency to go missing in key matches.

In an exclusive interview with the Daily Mail, Ozil insisted he is happy in London, but could not confirm how much longer he would be staying.

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He said: “It makes me happy that the fans support me, that my team-mates and the club support me. But football is my priority and we have aims with the team to reach the Champions League. In the summer there’s enough time to talk about other things.

“I’m very happy. I have a connection with the club. I love London, it’s great to live here but I can’t say today what will happen in the future. In the summer we’ll definitely talk.”

Going into Monday’s match against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, Arsene Wenger’s men lie seven points off fourth-placed Manchester City, albeit with two games in hand.

Arguably, Ozil’s team have a better chance of catching Liverpool as despite being nine points behind them, Arsenal have three games in hand on their north-west adversaries

However, the Gunners still have Tottenham, Manchester United and Everton to face in the final few weeks of the 2016/17 season.

Ozil has made 61 key passes in the Premier League this season, the joint-highest figure for Arsenal alongside Alexis Sanchez