Mesut Ozil has vowed to Arsenal fans that he will “give everything” for the team despite the ongoing speculation about his future.
“I’m happy here, and I do my job to 100 percent as I always have. I give everything and leave it all on the pitch for the team,” Ozil said. “The most important thing is football. I want to give everything, 100 percent for this club. It’s important for me to give my all and enjoy playing as well. Whatever else happens, we will see in the future.”
A source close to Ozil said early in October that he hasn’t ruled out staying at the Emirates beyond this season, while Arsenal’s majority owner Stan Kroenke said this week that he still hopes to keep hold of both Ozil and Sanchez.
“It’s very nice to hear that [Kroenke’s comments] and to see that — he’s the major shareholder,” Ozil said.
“Everyone knows my favourite position is the playmaker, the No. 10. At the moment the coach plays me on the right and it’s a thing I need to accept and to show my quality in that position,” Ozil said.
“Of course I’m happy to perform and give good performances individually, but it’s more important that we do that as a team. I think we did that really well against Everton. … We have lots of quality in this team as we have shown. It’s important to be consistent if we want to be successful.
“We know we have the quality, we just have to give our all and believe in ourselves. If we can do that I’m convinced we can win trophies.”