Arsenal fans make it clear they want Mesut Ozil to stay the only way they know how, by voting for him in two online polls – December’s Player of the Month and Goal of the Month.

Gooners voted for Ozil as their Player of the Month for December, as well as Goal of the Month for his stunning volley against Newcastle.

The German managed 40% of the votes to win POTM, and although Arsenal’s website claims Jack Wilshere got the same amount, they also mention Ozil just edged it.

In third place was Alexis Sanchez with 11% and fourth was Ainsley Maitland-Niles with 9% – the 20-year-old has been immense for the Gunners recently.

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For Goal of the Month, Ozil fought off competition from Jack Wilshere’s effort against BATE Borisov and Alexis’ against Crystal Palace.

The playmaker’s gorgeous volley against the Magpies, which won Arsenal the match, received a massive 75% of the votes. Jack’s got 13%, Alexis’ 11%.

Ozil has six months left on his current contract with Arsenal, and although it’s pretty much set in stone that Alexis, who’s in the same situation, is leaving for Manchester City, the German’s future isn’t yet clear.

Not many seem to care if Alexis leaves now, but Ozil is a real fan favourite, as you can tell from the results of these online polls. Here’s hoping he does stay at the Emirates to deliver us more brilliant moments.

The 29-year-old has been in fantastic form in recent months, so it would be a big shame to lose him.

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