Arsenal and Mesut Ozil will not be parting ways this summer as expected.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 11: Mesut Ozil of Arsenal warms up during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Watford at Emirates Stadium on March 11, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
(Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Well, I guess it wasn’t really expected in all quarters otherwise we wouldn’t have had to listen to them blather on about it for the last year.

In fact, has there been a month since Ozil arrived in 2013 when his future hasn’t been ‘in doubt’ yet here we are with him still at the club in 2019 as the highest earner by a distance having never once expressed displeasure with being at Arsenal?

Makes you think, huh?

Anyway, the latest report claims Arsenal have decided to increase their efforts of getting rid of him. In response, he’s said he isn’t budging.

“Rumours will always persist, there is no doubt about that,” his agent, Dr Erkut Sogut told Turkish-Football. “But one thing I can guarantee is Mesut’s loyalty. His mind is focused on Arsenal, and Arsenal only. Mesut bleeds Arsenal red, and respecting his contract is a certainty. He’ll be staying at Arsenal until at least 2021, and the fans need not to worry about the gossip that may come this summer.”

Ozil meanwhile told DAZN Dach. I don’t think there’s a chance of that [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.”

Still, 19/20 is a new season and we can all but hope that Mesut finds his magic once again because one thing is for sure, until he leaves, the media won’t ever shut up about him leaving.

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