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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has reiterated that he expects Mesut Ozil to stay despite publicly hinting that the midfielder could be on his way out of the club in January. The German’s contract with the north London club expires at the end of the season with no talk of an extension thus far.
Ozil is reportedly in talks with Arsenal over a new contract after reportedly being unable to find a club willing to match his £17.1m-a-year wage demands. The Germany international has attracted enquiries from Inter Milan and Besiktas, but interest has waned in
Manchester United have also been heralded as a possible destination for the midfielder, with Jose Mourinho, a keen believer in his abilities.
Wenger said, in the interview with the Guardian, “I genuinely think that he wants to stay, But I am always positive about that. Of course, he is a very important player, But I have many players – we spoke about Jack Wilshere, Alex Iwobi. They are all players who can play in this similar position, and it is very interesting because it gives me a lot of opportunities to keep all of them focused and refreshed.