Mesut Ozil’s agent, Erkut Sogut, has quashed rumours that the Arsenal star could leave the club.
He told Goal that his future is at the Gunners.
Ozil, 30, has been linked with a move away from North London, after being left out by Unai Emery for “tactical” reasons in recent weeks.
He is currently on the sidelines with a knee injury which has kept him out of Arsenal’s last two league games against Liverpool and Fulham, though it is unclear whether he would come straight back into Emery’s first XI were he to prove his fitness.
But Sogut insists the player remains committed to the Arsenal cause and could even stay beyond his current contract, which runs until 2021.
“I would prefer not to speak publicly about Mesut’s situation, but given the recent speculation linking him with a move away from Arsenal, I do feel it is important to provide some clarity so we can end this and focus on football.
“Mesut signed a new contract last January because he saw his future at Arsenal and nothing has changed in his mind. He wants to stay for the duration of that contract and maybe even longer.
“Mesut is 100 per cent committed to Arsenal Football Club. He loves the club, shares its values and does not want to be anywhere else.
“He is proud to wear the shirt and honoured to represent Arsenal on and off the pitch. He takes his responsibilities – including being selected as one of the captains this season – very seriously and has a great relationship with his team-mates, the staff and fans,” he told Goal.