Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil has rejected the possibility of leaving the club this summer.
Per Goal's Charles Watts, Arsenal boss Unai Emery wants five new arrivals ahead of next season, but he will need to raise some of the funds for the overhaul through player sales.
Ozil does not plan to be one of those to leave, however, as he told DAZN DACH (h/t Watts): "I don't think there's a chance of that to be honest. I've got two more years here and what happens afterwards is not in my hands. We'll see then, but I'm proud to be at this club and really happy at this club."
The German has a contract until 2021 that he signed last year, said to be worth around £350,000 per week, making him the club's top earner.
Despite that, Emery has been reluctant to use him at times this season. Between November 11 and February 24, Ozil made just four Premier League appearances. While that was in part due to back and knee issues, Emery also stated he left him out at times for "tactical reasons."
The 30-year-old has since returned to being a regular in the team, which he also discussed with DAZN DACH:
"If the coach speaks to me and tells me I won’t play in a game it's something I need to accept and just get on with it. I've carried on working on making myself as fit and healthy as I could and it's worked out for me.
"Now I'm playing, but of course it's the coach's decision if I play or not. I've had some injuries this season and I've had to miss some games. But I know when I'm fit I'll play matches."
Ozil averaged 14 assists per season in all competitions during his first five campaigns with Arsenal, which offers some insight into why the club were prepared to offer him a bumper contract.