‘I’m really happy to go there with Arsenal’ – Mesut Ozil hints at Gunners stay after revealing his summer plans

Arsenal team news

Mesut Ozil hints at Arsenal stay after revealing his summer plans

Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has had his future at the club cast into doubt over recent months.

The playmaker of Turkish origin has just over 12 months remaining on his contract but has yet to sign an extension.

Ozil did give Arsenal fans hoping he will stay on a glimmer of hope after revealing how excited he is about travelling to Australia for pre-season training.

The 28-year-old underlined that he was looking forward to going to Australia with Arsenal.

See More: ‘I am so jealous of Ozil’ – French striker reveals why he envies the Arsenal star

“I hear Sydney is a nice city with a lot of nice people living there,” he told Arsenal Player.

“I don’t know a lot about Australia but this is a good opportunity to see the city, the people and I’m really happy to go there with Arsenal.”

“It is really good to have pre-season with the team, in my career it has always been like that.

“If you play at a big tournament, especially with Germany, you really miss pre-season.

“Two years ago we went to Singapore and it was a nice experience to see the city and the fans, and to train how we do in Sydney.

“So I am excited to do the same in Australia. I can’t wait to go there.”

Ozil appears committed to preparing for next season with Arsenal.

Obviously a lot could still change over the summer and his latest comments are by no means a guarantee that he will be staying on at the club.

The record breaking £42.5 million signing joining the Gunners from Real Madrid in 2013 and has gone onto win three FA Cups.

The Gunners will not however, play Champions League football next season after finishing the season outside of the top-four for the first time in 20 years.