Mesut Ozil pledges future to Arsenal

German international, Mesut Ozil says he wants to stay at Arsenal and will discuss his future with the club after a pre-season tour of Australia and China.

The midfielder is under contract with Arsenal until 2018 but speculation over his future has been widespread.

“It is definitely my preference to stay,” the German said on Wednesday.

“Once everyone is back in London, we will sit down and discuss the future. I have always said that I feel very good at Arsenal.”

Arsenal face Sydney FC on Thursday (11:00 BST) and Western Sydney Wanderers (11:00 BST) on Saturday before heading to China for two further games.

BBC Sports reports that Arsene Wenger’s side meet Bayern Munich (12:20 BST) on 19 July in Shanghai and Chelsea (12:40 BST) on 22 July in Beijing before returning to England.

“For now the most important thing is our pre-season and getting through the tour, training and getting fitness,” added Ozil, who joined Arsenal from Real Madrid for £42.4m in 2013.

“I have always said that I feel very good at Arsenal.”

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