Wenger unsure Ozil will sign contract extension
– Wenger believes Mesut Ozil want to continue playing for the Gunners
– The Frenchman suggests Arsenal might break bank to keep the 28 year old
– Ozil’s current deal at the Emirates expires in the summer of 2018
Arsene Wenger insists star player Mesut Ozil’s future lies with Arsenal but admits the club may have to spend big to keep him
Wenger says the Germany international wants to remain at the club but suggests his wage demands might be too high.
Wenger and Ozil
The Frenchman conceded the Londoners will have to break the bank to ensure Mesut Ozil signs a new contract with his current one due to expire in 2018.
The 28-year-old also wants to be part of a winning team, with Arsenal without a Premier League title since 2004.
On the possibility of Ozil signing a new contract, Wenger said: “If you have a good bank, call me. I don’t think he needs convincing. He wants to stay here.
“It’s not just money. Arsenal can win titles of course. But that’s what we have to show. We are in a league where Man City, Man United, Liverpool, Tottenham, Chelsea everybody fights and you cannot guarantee that to anybody.
“We keep that [negotiations] discreet. At due time we will come out with that. We want to keep our best players, of course. But the more I say that, the more he is in a stronger position.”
Meanwhile, winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain says he might be forced to leave Arsenal if he continues to find first team opportunities hard to come by.
Oxlade-Chamberlain, 23, joined the Gunners from Southampton in 2011.