Sport Wenger: Contract talks with Ozil have slowed down

08:31  14 september  2017
08:31  14 september  2017 Source:   Goal.com

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GETTY. Arsene Wenger insists there is nothing to worry about with Mesut Ozil contract talks . The Arsenal boss was responding to reports which claimed the discussions had hit a brick wall. While Wenger accepted the talks had slowed over the last few weeks he is adamant they are not dead.

Arsene Wenger has denied that contract talks with Mesut Ozil have broken down — and remains hopeful he will put pen to paper on a new Arsenal deal. Gunners boss Wenger did admit discussions have “ slowed down ” in the past couple of weeks but insists that dialogue is still open and the club

MesutOzil-cropped: Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil© Provided by Goal Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger revealed contract talks with Mesut Ozil have slowed down but he remains hopeful of re-signing the soon-to-be free agent.

Ozil, like team-mate and Manchester City target Alexis Sanchez, is out of contract at the end of the season and the Germany international has been linked with a move away from Arsenal.

As doubts grow over Ozil – who will miss Arsenal's Europa League opener against Cologne on Thursday – Wenger said: "Of course [I am hopeful].

"The contract talks have slowed down a little bit since August 31, because we need a little breather and to focus on the competition. But we will slowly get back into that."

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Arsene Wenger has denied that contract talks with Mesut Ozil have broken down — and remains hopeful he will put pen to paper on a new Arsenal deal. Gunners boss Wenger did admit discussions have “ slowed down ” in the past couple of weeks but insists that dialogue is still open and the club

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger denies contract talks with Mesut Ozil have collapsed. Wenger did admit discussions have “ slowed down " in the past couple of weeks but insists that dialogue is still open and the club want the 28-year-old playmaker to re-sign.

While Arsenal will be without Ozil ahead of their trip to Premier League champions Chelsea, they will finally be able to call upon Jack Wilshere.

Injuries have derailed Wilshere's career at the Emirates Stadium but the 25-year-old midfielder is set to make his first senior appearance for the club since August 2016, having spent last season on loan at Bournemouth.

"You have certainly seen the video of him when we played against Barcelona — his game is about that," Wenger said.

"He needs a little burst to get away from people because he can move the game forward and, if you can move the game forward, you need your legs to get you out of pressure.

"That will come back [for him] — it is coming back in training. He is very hungry and sharp. He is not completely at his best, but he is getting there. He enjoys being back and competing for his place and what I see in training is positive."

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