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Ozil “hasn’t changed” contract plans as his agent takes swipe at squad omission

Mesut Ozil’s agent Erkut Sogut has reiterated the German’s desire to see out his Arsenal contract as he continues to be linked with a January exit.

The German has been frozen out at the Emirates having been omitted from their domestic and European squads.

Ozil’s contract is up in the summer and a switch in the New Year had been touted.

His representative refused to rule out a move, but underline the World Cup winners’ loyalty amid the challenging circumstances.

Sogut told TMW: “Even one day is a long time in football, you never know. Of course, there are many clubs interested in him.

Mesut Ozil is keen to see out his contract

“This has never changed but his willingness to honour his contract and play hasn’t changed either.

“Again, he’s a man of his word, loyal, and loyalty is hard to find in these times.”

Sogut then took aim at the reasons behind Ozil’s omission as Arsenal struggle for form.

The German has long been hailed for his creative flair, but managers have held his lack of work rate against him.

Under Unai Emery he was a peripheral figure and Arteta opted against using him once football return from lockdown.

The German has been frozen out by Mikel Arteta

But Sogut believes Ozil is exactly what Arsenal need in their current predicament.

“It is not an easy situation,” he added. “He loves the club and the fans are deeply and is deeply sorry that he has not been given a chance this season.

“Mesut was the player who reached 50 Premier League assists, faster than anyone else, in 141 appearances and Arsenal need exactly this kind of creativity.

“They say he was sidelined for ‘football reasons’ but that’s not something I can comment on. I think the fans want him back on the pitch and at the last match they also chanted his name.”




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