Ozil's agent slams exit rumors: 'His future is with Arsenal'
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Mesut Ozil has no intention of leaving Arsenal.

At least that's what the German playmaker's agent, Dr. Erkut Sogut, said in response to speculation of his client's reported desire to depart the club.

"Mesut signed a new contract last January because he saw his future at Arsenal and nothing has changed in his mind," Sogut told Goal's Chris Wheatley. "He wants to stay for the duration of that contract and maybe even longer.

“Mesut is 100 percent committed to Arsenal Football Club. He loves the club, shares its values and does not want to be anywhere else."

Ozil missed out on the weekend defeat at Liverpool with a knee concern. As the 30-year-old fights to reclaim his spot in the starting XI amid Unai Emery's tactical rebuild at Arsenal, reports of the player's unrest have become a frequent storyline surrounding the north London lot.

"He (Ozil) is proud to wear the shirt and honored to represent Arsenal on and off the pitch. He takes his responsibilities - including being selected as one of the captains this season - very seriously and has a great relationship with his teammates, the staff, and fans," Sogut added.

"He (Ozil) does not feel the need to speak personally because he is focusing all of his efforts on getting fully fit, improving his form and consistency, and letting his football do the talking."

An alleged training ground row with Emery has combined with the manager's decision to occasionally drop Ozil for tactical reasons to paint the picture of a wantaway star. According to Sogut, any talk of leaving Arsenal has not come from the player or his camp.

"The speculation around Mesut’s future has not come from him or us and is unfortunate because the situation is clear," Sogut said. "His future is with Arsenal, end of story."

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