Revealed: Arsenal contract rebel named in Australia pre-season tour squad

Revealed: Arsenal contract rebel named in Australia tour squad

Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil has just 12 months left on his contract which has prompted rumours that he could be headed for an exit.

Ozil has however, dropped a few hints over the past few weeks that he will be staying.

The fact that he has also been confirmed in the Arsenal pre-season squad ahead of the Australia tour strengthens reports that he will be a the club next season.

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Ozil and record summer signing Alexandre Lacazette have both been named in the squad.

The 28-year-old revealed that he is looking forward to playing alongside Lacazette next season.

“I’m really looking forward to it,” Ozil told Arsenal Player.

“He’s a very good striker who has scored many goals in Ligue 1, not just this season but in previous seasons too. We’re really happy to have such a class striker here with us.

“From what I’ve heard, he’s meant to be very good, always hungry for goals and ice-cold when he gets into a scoring position. My friends who follow the French league know him well and have told me that I’ll definitely have fun with him on the pitch.”

Fellow contract rebel Alexis Sanchez wil not travel with the squad but he has been given an extended holiday after competing at the Confederations Cup with Chile.

Fenerbahce target David Ospina has also travelled with the squad.

Fellow Yellow Canaries target Lucas Perez has however, been left out of the travelling squad and could be headed for an exit.

Full squad:

Goalkeepers: Petr Cech, Emi Martinez, David Ospina

Outfield players: Krystian Bielik, Cohen Bramall, Francis Coquelin, Mohamed Elneny, Olivier Giroud, Alex Iwobi, Sead Kolasinac, Laurent Koscielny, Alexandre Lacazette, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Donyell Malen, Per Mertesacker, Nacho Monreal, Reiss Nelson, Eddie Nketiah Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey, Theo Walcott, Danny Welbeck, Joe Willock, Granit Xhaka.