Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil has refused to rule out a Gunners exit amid speculation linking him with a switch to Manchester United. The Germany international has emerged as a transfer target for United of late – with his Gunners deal due to expire in eight month’s time.
Gunners’ majority shareholder Stan Kroenke had expressed his intention to prolong Ozil’s stay at the recent AGM meeting, and the attacker has since insisted that he is happy at the club, although he stopped short of committing his future.
“It’s very nice to hear that and to see that – he’s the major shareholder. I’m happy here, and I do my job to 100 per cent as I always have. I give everything and leave it all on the pitch for the team,” he is quoted as saying by M.E.N.
“The most important thing is football. I want to give everything, 100 per cent for this club. It’s important for me to give my all and enjoy playing as well. Whatever else happens, we will see in the future.”
The World Cup winner has shared a fond relationship with manager Jose Mourinho since their time at Real Madrid, and the 29-year-old has recently been advised by his representatives to run down his contract to pursue a Bosman move to Old Trafford next summer.
Despite this, Manchester United are yet to make any sort of contact with the three-time FA Cup winner with Mourinho said to have second thoughts over a potential reunion with the German next season.