Mesut Ozil’s agent responds to talks of Arsenal star’s exit amid Fenerbahce interest

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil
Ozil has been at the club since 2013 (Picture: Getty Images)

Mesut Ozil’s agent Dr Erkut Sogut has appeared to confirm the Arsenal midfielder will leave the club when his contract expires in 2021.

The Gunners are reportedly reluctant to put a new deal on the table for Ozil, who has struggled to perform consistently in the last few seasons.

The 31-year-old has been the subject of transfer interest from Fenerbahce, and Dr Sogut refused to rule out the prospect of Ozil joining the Turkish club next summer.

He told beIN Sports: ‘Mesut has a one-year contract. There will be no change in this regard.

‘So what happens next, time will show. Mesut will be 32 years old and will have a few more years in his career.

‘Mesut and his family will make a decision.

‘I cannot speak about Mesut and Fenerbahce, because I have no right to speak on this matter according to the principle of confidentiality.’

Arsenal Training Session
Arteta put his faith in Ozil after he was dropped by former boss Unai Emery (Picture: Getty Images)

Despite a recent upturn in form under new boss Mikel Arteta, Ozil could be deemed surplus to requirements as the Spaniard begins to rebuild his squad.

Former Arsenal hero Kevin Campbell admitted the Gunners need an injection of energy in the team which Ozil cannot provide.

‘Arsenal need an all-rounder in midfield, Arsenal need someone in the middle of the pitch who not only can create, he can break the play up, but he’s got legs, we miss that. We’ve been a strong spine for years,’ he exclusively told Metro.co.uk.

‘There was talk of should we go for Jack Grealish or James Maddison, these type of guys would improve Arsenal.

‘No disrespect to Mesut Ozil, but Ozil is on the wrong side of his Arsenal career with a year left on his contract after this.

 ‘But we need someone who’s going to be in there with legs, we need creativity, and someone that when the games not going particularly well, he can get stuck in and knuckle down as well.’

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