Arsenal Star Mesut Ozil Confused Over Emirates Future Says First-Team Coach

Manchester United are set to sign Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez after the Chile international completed his medical at Carrington.

The transfer of Sanchez could signal Mesut Ozil staying as the Gunners would be able to match his wage demands.

The playmaker of Turkish origin will be free to leave Arsenal at the end of the season unless a contract extension is signed.

Arsenal first-team coach Jens Lehmann revealed that Ozil is confused over his future.

“Arsenal is more German than ever,” Lehmann told Bild. “However, there is still a French influence through Arsène Wenger and some other Frenchmen working here.

“With players, it is often a coming and going.

“For example, Mesut Özil does not know whether he will stay.

“But Per Mertesacker will lead the junior academy from summer, which will be a big loss for the professional team, because as captain, his word has a lot of weight.

“In addition, with Sven Mislintat now comes the chief scout from Germany, and thus the German influence has in fact already grown.”

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Could the increase in personnel from Germany be a factor in convincing Ozil to stay?

Ozil is expected to keep his place in the Germany national team ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

The 29-year-old has actually also been linked with a move to Old Trafford where he would be reunited with former his former manager Jose Mourinho.

Ozil has been in great form this season winning back to back Arsenal player of the month awards in November and December.

The playmaker put on another impressive display over the weekend against Crystal Palace providing an assist in the 4-1 victory.