Mesut Ozil’s agent has reiterated that the Gunners playmaker is “100% committed” to the team and is not seeking a move away from the Emirates Stadium.
Speculation continues to grow regarding the ex-Germany international, under deal in North London until 2021, following his recent absence from Matchday squads.
Unai Emery admitted in November that German playmaker was left out of the starting XI for the trip to Bournemouth because of concerns over the player’s physicality.
More recently, German midfielder has sat out games against Tottenham Fulham and Liverpool., however, Erkut Sogut insists that the 30-year-old is not looking to depart from the North London club.
“I would prefer not to speak publicly about Mesut’s situation but, given the recent speculation linking him with a move away from Arsenal, I do feel it is important to provide some clarity, so we can end this and focus on football,” he told Goal.com.
“Mesut signed a new contract last January, because he saw his future at Arsenal, and nothing has changed in his mind. He wants to stay for the duration of that contract and maybe even longer.
“Mesut is 100% committed to Arsenal Football Club. He loves the club, shares its values and does not want to be anywhere else. He is proud to wear the shirt and honoured to represent Arsenal on and off the pitch.
“He takes his responsibilities – including being selected as one of the captains this season – very seriously and has a great relationship with his teammates, the staff and fans.”