Talks Between Mesit Ozil And Arsenal 'Moving In Positive Direction'

Manchester United have been linked with signing Germany international Ozil on a free transfer

Manchester United have been linked with signing Germany international Ozil on a free transfer

The German worldwide is inside the final 12 months of his contract, and has looked destined for an exit before next season, but may well end up staying in North London.

Ozil's biggest link this summer was with Turkish side Fenerbahce, while The Sun claim rivals Besiktas are also keen on the Arsenal ace.

Manchester United and Inter Milan have been linked with moves for the ex-Real Madrid star, but Sogut has suggested that his client could agree fresh terms with Arsenal.

Ozil has not undergone contract negotiations with the Gunners since March, but could be set for a humiliating u-turn by the end of the season.

Manager Arsene Wenger has always had huge faith in Ozil and, although he has generally started him even after dispensing with the specialist No.10 role in his new 3-4-2-1 system, there is now increased competition for only three attacking places.

Talks over extending Mesut Ozil's contract at Arsenal are "going in a positive way", according to the agent of the German midfielder. Our contact with Arsenal continues and we are moving in a positive direction.

This is sure to go down well with Arsenal fans, who will be relieved to hear that their most creative player is likely to sign a new contract at the club. No player created more chances than him last season (98) and it's the same story so far in the current campaign (15). Would his extension be a good advert in bringing further top players to the club?

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