Barcelona target Mesut Ozil wants Arsenal stay

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Mesut Ozil has put rumours that he will be leaving Arsenal to rest after revealing that he wants to stay at the north London club for the remainder of his contract.

Ozil also underlined that he is happy in London and has settled into life in the city.

Speaking to the ​Metro, Ozil said “I still have two more years after this season, I feel… as I have said that in the past, I feel really good.

“But I have two more years after this season, and yes… as I said before, I am very happy here.”

the Germany international of Turkish origin still has another two years remaining on his current contract but the Gunners are currently locked in talks over renewing his deal.

The World Cup winner has however, been closely linked with a move to Barcelona following a report from Spanish sports newspaper AS that claimed club technical secretary, Roberto Fernandez is preparing an offer for Ozil.

Barca would face a number of problems if they were to try and sign Ozil as his former club Real Madrid included an anti-panic clause in his contract when he left.

The clause prevents the Gunners from being able to sell Ozil to another La Liga club without Real being given first-refusal for 48 hours.

Ozil has provided the highest number of assists in the league this season (19) and would have had more had it not been for the profligacy of his teammates. The Arsenal star has also created the most chances in the league (122) but the Gunners have the lowest goal record in the top four.

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