ARSENE WENGER says Mesut Ozil is enjoying on the peak of his powers — and believes the German desires to remain a Gunner.
Ozil, 29, struck a marvel volley winner in opposition to Newcastle on Saturday, a strike keeper Petr Cech in comparison with Zinedine Zidane’s objective within the 2002 Champions League ultimate for Actual Madrid.
The playmaker, who’s out of contract on the finish of the season, additionally impressed in final month’s house wins over Tottenham and Huddersfield.
And requested if this was the very best he has seen of Ozil in his 4 years on the Emirates, boss Wenger replied: “Sure. He takes his obligations and that’s what you need from him.
“He’s mature, he guides the group, they’re conscious he’s on the ball loads.
“At all times your heartrate goes down when he has the ball.
“You can’t rating a objective like that each week, however you may play like he performs often each week so that’s extra vital. If he provides that to his recreation then that’s much more vital.”
Ozil, who subsequent faces West Ham within the Carabao Cup tomorrow, has been provided a brand new deal at Arsenal price round £235,000-a-week however is but to signal and needs nearer to £300,000.
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He can discuss to overseas golf equipment from the beginning of subsequent month with a view to leaving the Gunners free of charge in the summertime.
However Wenger insisted: “I imagine he desires to remain.” In the meantime, Gunners stopper Cech thinks that Ozil’s present type regardless of the doubts over his future is a credit score to his character.
Arsenal’s No1 added: “I believe if you happen to come underneath strain you then wish to reply in the fitting approach, which is on the pitch.
“By performing and never speaking and everybody can see he’s enjoying effectively.
“I believe generally folks overlook that if you end up a participant who performs for a prime nationwide group you then play each week, play each summer season, have a brief break and also you keep on, keep on, keep on.
“And I believe the primary few months of the season the fatigue caught up with him.
“You would see he was as not as sharp as he’s now which I believe he advantages from.”