Speaking to the press shortly after the Arsenal squad landed in Singapore to start their pre-season tour of Asia, Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger reaffirmed the club;s decision to keep record signing, Mesut Ozil at the club. Several media outlet had reported over the weekend that Italian Champions, Juventus, had made enquiries regarding the availability of the World Cup winner and Wenger was quick to quash those rumours as untrue.
“Ozil is our player, he will remain our player, and he wants to remain our player,” Arsene Wenger stated.
“During this period the newspapers are creative, and have to be creative, but many times the stories come from agents. It’s a big season for him because he had a difficult start last year and in the second half of the season he was very important.”
Ozil scored five times and added nine assists in 32 appearances last term but Wenger is optimistic he can scale further heights this season. “There are many offensive players who have an important season in front of them this year, but I’m confident, because I think they have the quality,” Wenger said ahead of the Barclays Asia Trophy.
“He has improved his defensive attitude, he works hard and offensively he is a top-class player.”