The forward, who was transferred to the Emirates from FC Koln in the summer, has made a commendable start to his Premier League campaign. The German has made 31 starts thus far this season, scoring 13 and assisting 11 goals in all competitions; a good return for a player in his first season at one of the toughest leagues in the world.
"Firstly, I cannot help it that clubs are interested in me. Secondly any interest makes me proud because it is a recognition of my performance. It is unlikely [I will leave] because, at the club and in the town, I feel really comfortable," he said in an interview with Bild.
The player is currently on international duty with Germany and has been in and out of the Arsenal squad, with a calf injury over the last few weeks. The Gunners are currently fifth in the League table, four points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur, with a game in hand.
Terry Burton on Next-Gen Win
Arsenal's Reserves & Head Development coach Terry Burton has praised the U-19 side for their brilliant performance against CSKA Moscow at the Emirates on Monday. The young Gunners have progressed to the semi-finals and shall take on London rivals Chelsea in the next round on Friday.
"I am delighted for the players because I thought they put in an excellent performance, and also delighted for the Club and supporters who turned out on a very cold night. I am sure they will have enjoyed the game. It was about getting through this game, and getting into the semi-finals, which we have achieved. Now we have another game against a top-quality side in Chelsea, who surprisingly we haven't met at under-18 or under-21 level this year," Burton said.