Throughout the season and the majority of the 2016-17 campaign, the Arsenal futures of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil have been shrouded in doubt.
This week, Sanchez called an end to his three-and-a-half-year spell with the Gunners to join Manchester United in a swap deal that involved Henrikh Mkhitaryan moving to the Emirates.
Ozil’s future, though, remains uncertain but it seems that the German World Cup winner will finish the season at Arsenal.
Whether he stays beyond the summer is still unknown, particularly as his current contract expires at the end of the season.
A recent report in The Independent claimed that United still hold an interest in signing Ozil, potentially in the next window when he can join on a free transfer.
The only thing that will keep Arsenal fans calm about the situation will be if the playmaker signs a new contract at the Emirates.
That message was delivered loud and clear by the supporters when Ozil posted a photo of himself and Per Mertesacker in training on Twitter.
I will catch you and assist you with a pen and paper to sign a new deal
— Osman Arsenal (@Osman_Gunner) January 23, 2018
— Grinch (@soIenyaa) January 23, 2018
Catch up with your contract mate 📝📝
— Arsenal (@DammitArsenal) January 23, 2018
Don’t leave us like Alexis
— Will (@ConvertedWinger) January 23, 2018
Sign that contract Mesut
— AUBAMEYANG (@iamjoseh_) January 23, 2018
— matt (@RamseyLDN) January 23, 2018
Guys just imagine if he says he will only sign new contract if @mertesacker can run faster than him. We are in deep trouble lol 😂🤣😅
— Slim Jezzy (@slimjezzy) January 23, 2018
Breaking news from London Colney! pic.twitter.com/fjjU5Zoy1g
— Keith Monaghan (@KeithMonaghan2) January 23, 2018