Despite a minority of fans criticizing his efforts in recent years, it is safe to say that Mesut Ozil is the brightest talent in the Arsenal squad.
His stunning form of late has garnered him much praise, especially in the league victory over Crystal Palace and Wednesday’s Carabao Cup win over Chelsea.
The German, who is valued at £45million by Transfermarkt, has now become the key man as Arsenal look to close the gap on the Premier League’s top four.
However, the seemingly interminable conversations about a new contract for the 29-year-old continue.
Ozil has just six months remaining on his current deal and there have been no signs of an extension agreement being reached.
However, with the arrival of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and possible addition of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang certainly improving the talent pool in Arsenal’s squad, Ozil could be persuaded to sign a new contract in North London.
Following the victory over Chelsea, Arsenal fans took to Twitter to plead with the club to agree a contract extension with Ozil as soon as possible.
— Mayank Dayal (@mayankd9) January 25, 2018
Lock Ozil in a room and make him sign that contract….
— Amal P (@AFC_amal) January 24, 2018
God I hope Ozil signs a contract 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻#AFC
— Power AFC (@StephenPower10) January 24, 2018
— Bailey jones (@baileyjones114) January 24, 2018
Offer the contract to Ozil
Offer the contract to Wilshire
Offer the contract to Ramsey
Sign Abdou Diallo
Sign one of Mahrez/Malcom Summer
— Jamie-Ray Stevens (@JimmyRayLewis) January 25, 2018
A happy Mesut Ozil rubs off on almost all Arsenal fans! Hope he signs and stays
— M D ˡᶤᶬᶤᵗᵉᵈ ᵉᵈᶤᵗᶤᵒᶰ (@daramolamo) January 25, 2018