Form Ozil wants to stay at Arsenal, insists Wenger

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil gave the Gunners a lead they wouldn’t relinquish

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil gave the Gunners a lead they wouldn’t relinquish

Mesut Ozil scored with a fine strike as Arsenal toiled to a 1-0 victory over struggling Newcastle in the Premier League on Saturday.

The German midfielder comes off contract at the end of this season.

"I'm confident (that he will stay), yes, but what does that mean?"

Ozil's victor on Saturday was a moment of class from a player who has divided opinion among the Arsenal fan base since his big-money move from Real Madrid in 2013.

Wenger spoke about the goal, saying, "It's important for him that he takes the risk to do what he did".

The former Barcelona attacker clearly does not want to ply his trade at the Emirates Stadium, and the player only has a few months left on his contract at Arsenal. Not just in facing them, but in taking care of business against teams they should have defeated. That is more important.

Speaking in his pre-match interview before the Carabao Cup 1/4 final with West Ham tomorrow night Wenger explained Ramsey's situation.

So, expect a similar lineup to what we've seen in the Europa League matches this season, meaning the likes of Olivier Giroud, Danny Welbeck, Mohamed Elneny, Francis Coquelin, Mathieu Debuchy, Calum Chambers, and Rob Holding will also get a chance to start. It was probably one of the worst experiences I have had as a player. "I know that people are not happy with it, but it's part of the game". I thought we showed a good reaction from everyone.

If anything, Arsenal were lucky to secure all three points as the visitors made a number of opportunities throughout the match.

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