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Summer signing Lucas Perez believes Mesut Ozil will not leave Arsenal for Real Madrid next summer.
Ozil whose future is unresolved yet has been linked with a number of top clubs. One of them is Real Madrid who are believed to be open to the Idea of resigning the playmaker they sold to us for £42.5m in 2013.
Some reports also claimed Ozil would love a return to the Bernabeu above anything else but Madrid’s reluctance to make a move is why he is still with us.
But Perez who moved to England from Spain in August has squashed those rumors, insisting Ozil is not interested in a move back to Madrid and is happy at Arsenal.
“No, I don’t think Ozil wants to return to Spain,” he told Spanish radio station Onda Cero. “You never know: Real Madrid is a big club – but so is Arsenal.”
Ozil has become a key player for us since he joined in 2013 and as a club we are hoping Perez’ claim is true.
The German midfielder has been in talks over a new contract for sometime but an agreement hasn’t been reached and hopefully, we will find a breakthrough as soon as possible.
There is nothing else that excites us as fans more than keeping our best players and winning titles. Ozil is definitely one of the top stars in our team and once we can secure his future with us, then we can be confident that titles will follow.
The midfielder scored his first career hat-trick in the 6-0 thrashing of Ludogorets last Wednesday.