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Arsenal are suprised by reports linking Mesut Ozil with a move away from the club, according the Mirror.
Reports in Spain last week claimed the midfielder rejected a new contract from the Gunners and has told the club’s hierarchy that he wants to leave with Barcelona his likely destination but a club insider told the Daily Mirror that there are no serious contract talks between the German midfielder and the club, so there is no way the midfielder would have rejected an offer and informed the club he wants out.
The Gunners are keen to keep the 2014 world cup winner at the club beyond his current contract and they are confident an agreement will be reached between both parties by the time contract negotiations begin.
Ozil currently has about two and half years in his contract and the club doesn’t see any need in rushing into a new contract.
The midfielder is currently having the best season in his career with Arsenal and revealed in December that he feels happy in North London.
“My contract runs until 2018, that is for another two and a half years,” Ozil told Kicker in December.
“There is no need to hurry. There are no talks at the moment but I can only say that I am very happy in London and that my decision to come here from Real Madrid was the right one.
“There is not a single day, apart from when I was injured, that I have not felt great at Arsenal.”
Ozil joined Arsenal from Real Madrid in 2013 and has become a very important member of Arsene Wenger’s starting line up despite struggling in his first few seasons at the club.