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Arsene Wenger claims he’s still sure that Mesut Ozil wants to stay at Arsenal.
Ozil is yet to put pen to paper on a contract extension with the Gunners. However, Wenger believes that the playmaker does want to stay in north London.
“I believe he wants to stay, he is not to be convinced [to sign a new contract],” said Wenger.
“You want nobody to leave and you see where we stand on that. But at the moment, it’s very difficult.
“Until the end of the season we know what is, but after that I cannot tell you.”
This isn’t the first time the boss has insisted that either Ozil, Alexis Sanchez, or both want to stay at Arsenal despite having just six months left on their deals.
“I am convinced they love the club and love the team, but all the rest will be decided – when? I don’t really know,” said Wenger in November.
“I believe they love the club and want to stay, but there are other top clubs out there who offer good contracts as well.”