Mesut Ozil has committed his immediate future to Arsenal after speculation suggested that the midfielder was unhappy after seeing the club's title challenge falter in the second half of the season. The Gunners were one of the favourites as they lead the table in January, but unfavourable results in February and March saw their prospects drop, as Leicester City were crowned champions with two games to spare.
The German midfielder has had the best season in a Gunners shirt following his arrival in 2013 and was even nominated for the PFA player of the year award, which was eventually won by Foxes star Riyad Mahrez. The midfielder, however, leads the way for the number of assists this campaign with 18 and can equal Thierry Henry's all-time record of 20 assists in a season with two more in the final two games of the season, with the first being against Manchester City on Sunday (8 May).
Ozil, who is contracted to Arsenal until the summer of 2018, has been linked with a possible summer return to Spain, but the 26-year-old midfielder has never spoken out about the Gunners and has once again reiterated his desire to remain at the Emirates Stadium beyond the current campaign, while revealing that he still has unfinished goals at the club.
Arsene Wenger has admitted that the club will begin talks with Ozil over a new deal in the summer, with the manager confident about agreeing an extension with the club's record signing.
"I am under contract with Arsenal and I am very happy to be here now," Ozil said, as quoted by the London Evening Standard.
"I do not think about the future, I just think my current situation. I have goals for Arsenal. In the future you can never know in football," the Germany international added.