Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has signed a new three-and-a-half-year deal to stay at the club until 2021.
“It’s been one of the most important decisions of my footballing career and that’s why I had to think hard and talk with everyone who’s important to me…good things take time!
Earlier this season Ozil was reported to be attracting interest from Manchester United, who signed Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal in January in a swap deal which saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan move to the Emirates.
Ozil could have left Arsenal as a free agent in the summer and had been able to discuss a move with foreign clubs since 1 January.
“In the end I let my heart decide.
“As I always said, I feel at home here and I’m highly motivated to achieve big things in the next few years. Once a Gunner, always a Gunner!”