Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has refuted suggestions that Manchester United are interested in signing star player Mesut Ozil in January, insisting that he will stay with them atleast till the end of the season.
The German star's contract with the Gunners expires at the end of the season, with Ozil yet to agree to new terms. This has led to reports linking him to United and Barcelona considering that he is free to talk to other clubs in order to press on for a move come the end of the season.
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Arsene Wenger has responded to the rumours. ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/CXSuJmQCNX
Wenger though has refuted such suggestions, believing that the playmaker will remain at the club for another six months at the minimum.
"How close [to new deal]? I don't know, but he will stay here. We have never been approached by Man United in any way, so I don't see why that came up or who found it. It has been created. [He stays] until the end of the season, for sure", Wenger said, as quoted by fourfourtwo.
"I can tell you a global answer - yes. They will all stay. I would say my wish and my desire is that everybody stays."— Sky Sports PL (@SkySportsPL) December 15, 2017
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"They will all stay. It's very difficult for me to tell you because I will analyse every case separately, but overall my wish and desire is everybody stays. If you come in and tell me 'I will offer you this for this player', I will tell you yes or no", he added.
The 29-year-old has been quietly impressive for the Gunners this season scoring two goals and registering five assists in 14 games in the Premier League and he will be seen in action next when they host Newcastle United on Saturday, 16th of December.