Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil has claimed that there is a very small chance of him departing the Emirates Stadium this summer.
German midfielder’s future with the North London club has once again come under question throughout the 2018/19 campaign, having found himself in and out of the starting XI since the arrival of Unai Emery.
However, the 30-year-old playmaker intends to see out the two years he has left on his current deal witt the Gunners and insists that he is happy to play under Unai Emery.
“I don’t think there’s a chance of [leaving] to be honest. I’ve got two more years here and what happens afterwards is not in my hands. We’ll see then, but I’m proud to be at this club and really happy at this club,” Ozil told DAZN Dach.
“If the coach speaks to me and tells me I won’t play in a game it’s something I need to accept and just get on with it. I’ve carried on working on making myself as fit and healthy as I could and it’s worked out for me. Now I’m playing, but of course it’s the coach’s decision if I play or not.
“I’ve had some injuries this season and I’ve had to miss some games. But I know when I’m fit I’ll play matches. I know the quality I have. I think everyone has their qualities and mine are at number 10.
“If the coach wants me to do something and play somewhere else, you have to accept it and do that. That’s something I’ve done and as a player and you just need to get on with what you’re told.”
Ozil has played in just 24 of the Gunners 38 Premier League appearences during the 2018-19 season, founding back of the net five times and creating two more.
PSG, Manchester United and Arsenal are set to be dealt a huge transfer blow, with one of their long-term target set to secure a new deal.
Reading FC starlet, Coniah Boyce-Clarke is set to sign a new three-year contract with the Championship side, putting an end to any transfer speculations linking him with a move away from the Madejski, according to the Sky Sports reports.
It has previously been rumoured by the Daily Mail, that the two Premier League giants were set to make an offer for the 16-year-old stopper.
Boyce-Clarke has regularly playing for Reading’s under 23’s side this campaign, despite still being just 16-years-old.
He has also featured for Reading youth setup in the Berks and Bucks cup in coming weeks, so he already has the first-team experience under his belt.
The highly-rated goalkeeper has picked up the Golden Glove award for England’s under 16’s side in the Val De Marne tournament earlier this year.
He is a current England U-17 youth international, who evidently has a bright future ahead of him, if the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United are being rumoured with him so early into his football career.
Boyce-Clarke is one of the brightest talents in England and high-profile teams are thought to be keen on to secure his services.
This will be a huge boost for the Royals, and they’ll be hoping he can play a vital role in the future of the club that will make a promotion to the English top-tier for the next season.
Arsenal defender Stephan Lichtsteiner has revealed that it would be very tough for him to remain at the Emirates Stadium beyond the summer.
The Swiss defender was one of Unai Emery’s first signings since his arrival at the North London club, however, reports last week reported that the Gunners have passed up the chance to keep the 35-year-old defender at the club.
Lichtsteiner ha joined the Gunner on a one-year contract and after just making 23 appearances this campaign, the 35-year-old thinks it might be time for him to move on from the Gunners.
‘I see it being quite difficult to stay, but we are going to see what happens,’ he said.
‘I don’t know anything. The only important thing is the Europa League final now.
‘I really want to win this cup and bring this club back to the top level, back to the Champions League and winning important titles.’
Former Juventus defender has managed to make only ten Premier League starts this campaign and has failed to make Emery’s matchday squad for the Gunners six Europa League games.
Arsenal take on the Blues in the Europa League final with Champions League qualification, and bragging rights, on the line.
A fifth-place finish in the league saw the Gunners miss out on a Champions League spot, however, a win over their direct Premier League rivals Chelsea would book their place for the next season’s group stage in Europe’s most elite competition.
The Blues have already qualified, however, will be eager to wreck their local rival’s plans for next campaign by pipping them to the Europa League title.