Mesut Ozil has insisted his future at Arsenal does not hinge on Arsene Wenger signing a new contract.

The German has just over a year left on his current deal and has been heavily linked with a move away from the Emirates Stadium in the summer as discussions over an extension drag on.

Standard Sports understands Ozil, along with Alexis Sanchez, is demanding wages to bring him in line with Paul Pogba's 290,000-a-week salary at Manchester United.

Ozil has previously given indications that Wenger's intentions would play a part in his decision, the manager's own contract expires at the end of the current campaign, but now claims that is not the case.

"I have always said I'm very happy at Arsenal," he told Bild. "Everything fits here - the club, the fans and the city. Arsene Wenger was also one of the main reasons why I joined Arsenal.

"However, I also know that in football everything moves very quickly and a lot differently to what you had planned. Therefore, it would be wrong to say that my future is dependent on the coach."