Arsenal attacker Mesut Ozil open to ending his career with the club

The Germany World Cup winner says he is open to remaining in north London until hanging up his boots.

Mesut Ozil has claimed he would be open to staying at Arsenal until retiring from football, as reported by the Evening Standard via SID.

The Germany international has enjoyed a productive term at the Emirates this year, contributing an impressive 18 assists in the Premier League to put his side in contention for UEFA Champions League football once again.

Following the emergence of league leaders Leicester City and north London rivals Tottenham, Arsenal have been forced to battle it out with Manchester City and Manchester United for the final two remaining places in the top four.

Ozil, who joined Arsene Wenger’s side from Real Madrid in a £42.5 million deal in 2013, has two years left to run on his current contract at the club and admits he is in no rush to pen extended terms for the time being.

He told SID, as reported by the Evening Standard: “There’s no hurry. I have two years left on my contract. We’ll see how it goes at the end of the season.”

The 27-year-old added he was open to remaining in the Premier League until retiring: “I’m not saying that I definitely must return to the Bundesliga or spend time in Turkey,” he said.

“But I’m not ruling it out either. Maybe I’ll finish my career in England.”

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