Report: Mesut Ozil won't enter Arsenal contract discussions until after Euro 2016

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil lies on the pitch

Ozil's contract talks appear to be dragging.

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil warms up before the matchArsenal's Mesut Ozil warming up

Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil will not enter discussions about a new contract until after the European Championships, according to a report in The Times

The Times reports it will be the second time the Germany international will have put talks on hold as he approaches the final two years of his current deal at the Emirates Stadium. 

Arsenal manager Arsene WengerArsenal manager Arsene Wenger

The report also states that he is currently happy at Arsenal and is not agitating for a move away but is aware of interest from other clubs - but little progress has been made over a new deal since the start of the season. One concern the player is said to have is the club's ability to compete for big honours, which is something that teammate is Alexis Sanchez is said to share. 

It will be something of a worry for the club if they can't tie down one of their more high profile players, and they will also be reluctant to let the player's contract run into the final two years as they would lose value on any price that could allow them to cash in. The report also states that Arsenal are prepared to make Ozil their highest paid player with a wages of around £200,000 per week. 

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil shootsArsenal's Mesut Ozil shoots

Furthermore, it would be a blow for Arsenal to push on next season after they appear to be getting some serious transfer business done following the record signing of Granit Xhaka from Borussia Mönchengladbach after their title challenge this season fell away in the latter stages of the campaign - with the Gunners finishing second to Leicester City in the process. 

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