Mesut Ozil is still no closer to committing his future to Arsenal.
The German midfielder and Alexis Sanchez are making Gunners fans increasingly concerned that they may leave the Emirates with just 18 months left on both of their contracts.
But Ozil has dished out a glimmer of hope with some positive comments made over the weekend.
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The 28-year-old has professed his happiness at Arsenal and his desire to stay at the club – but much of that depends on Arsene Wenger’s future.
Ozil cites Wenger as the main reason behind his move to north London from Real Madrid in 2013 but with the Frenchman’s contract up at the end of the season, the situation is uncertain.
He said: “The club knows that I am here most of all because of Arsène Wenger.
“He is the one who signed me and he is the one whose trust I have.”
Ozil’s hesitancy to sign a new deal has angered club legend Thierry Henry, who accused him and Sanchez of ‘holding the club to hostage’ over their wage demands.
But Ozil’s having none of it.
He said: “Everyone has a right to say what they want but what they have to say doesn’t interest me.
“Ex-players or other people who have a view don’t know what is actually being said between me and the club.”
Got that Thierry? Stop poking your nose in other people’s business.