Ozil’s contract talk with Arsenal going positive, says his agent

Mesut Ozil’s agent says that talks with Arsenal over a contract extension are “going in a positive way”.

Ozil’s contract at the Emirates expires at the end of the season, meaning that he is free to negotiate a pre-contract deal with clubs outside England from January.

As a result, his future at Arsenal, who he joined in 2013 from Real Madrid, has been in doubt for some time.

However, Ozil’s agent Dr Erkut Sogut has suggested that his client could yet stay in north London. He said: “Ozil wants to play another two to three years in the Premier League.

“Our contacts with Arsenal continue and are going in a positive way.”

Ozil hasn’t played since the 2-0 win over West Brom on September 25 due to injury, and he was left out of Germany’s squad for the recent World Cup Qualifiers.

It is unclear whether he will be fit for the Gunners’ trip to Watford on Sunday. Arsenal are already missing Shkodran Mustafi, who suffered a hamstring injury during Germany’s 5-1 win over Azerbaijan last Sunday.