Arsene Wenger is convinced that Mesut Ozil’s current form proves he wants to be playing for Arsenal despite speculation that he wants to move.
Ozil has six months left on his current deal and has been linked with moves to Manchester United and Barcelona. However, Wenger doesn’t believe the German is thinking about any other clubs at the moment because he’s so committed to Arsenal.
“Look, that’s all speculation,” said Wenger after the Gunners thrashed Huddersfield 5-0. “You cannot interfere with that.
“There is only one way to show how much you are committed and that is your attitude on the pitch. When you see him play, one thing you cannot question is the way he wants to play for the team.
“Let’s first go towards Saturday and after in January we see what happens. But I just spoke about that in the last press conference and nothing has changed.”
The playmaker has come out of his shell since the Spurs win and is playing well. Against Huddersfield, he managed to assist two goals and score one of his own within four minutes.
While some may argue that he’s playing for a move, with the January transfer window coming up, I’m not full convinced that’s why he’s finally hit his stride. Saying that, I don’t fully agree with Wenger that the 29-year-old isn’t thinking about moving – if he was as committed to Arsenal as the boss claims, he would have signed a contract over the summer when there were reports that he had renewed his executive box.
Something seems to have changed and whether that’s to do with wages, Wenger potentially leaving or not finishing in the top four, we may never know.
All I care about right now is the absolute masterclasses Ozil is putting on the pitch at the moment. Long may they continue in red and white.