Sport Wenger admits Ozil contract talks have 'slowed down' amid Man Utd links

10:05  14 september  2017
10:05  14 september  2017 Source:   Goal.com

Wenger: Contract talks with Ozil have slowed down

  Wenger: Contract talks with Ozil have slowed down Talks over a new deal have slowed but Arsene Wenger is hopeful of keeping 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.

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Arsene Wenger remains hopeful Mesut Ozil will sign a new deal with Arsenal and insists contract talks have not broken down with the Germany international, although they have slowed .

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

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that 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 - with Manchester United the latest to be credited with interest, as Jose Mourinho has worked with Ozil before at Real Madrid.

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

Arsenal yet to re-open Ozil contract talks

  Arsenal yet to re-open Ozil contract talks According to reports in Germany, as cited by talkSPORT today, Arsenal are yet to re-open contract discussions with Mesut Ozil. It’s been well documented for some time now that the Gunners have struggled to reach an agreement with the German international. However, it looks as though no fresh approach has been made by the club. Ozil’s current deal at the Emirates expires in the summer of 2018, meaning that Arsenal must extend his contract or risk losing him for free at the end of the season, unless a bid is accepted for the former Real Madrid man in January. The reports from Sport Bild, who talkSPORT quote, claim that Arsenal’s most recent talks with Ozil were held back in February, and nothing has changed since. The Gunners offered Ozil a lucrative new deal earlier on in the year but the two parties could not come to an agreement, leaving the experienced midfielder’s future as uncertain as ever.

ARSENE WENGER admits contract talks with Mesut Ozil have stalled in recent weeks. “Yes, of course (I am hopeful)," Wenger said. GETTY. Mesut Ozil 's contract talks have slowed down at Arsenal.

“The contract talks have slowed down a little bit since August 31”. Arsene Wenger . Mesut Ozil : Arsenal abandoned contract talks in February amid Arsene Wenger uncertainty. Paul Pogba injury latest: Man Utd star out for at least a month with damaged hamstring.

"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."

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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Tony Adams won the Premier League with Arsene Wenger at Arsenal, but has claimed the Frenchman taught him nothing.Former Arsenal captain Tony Adams claims he learnt nothing under Arsene Wenger as the Gunners boss looks to turn around a poor start to the season.

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