Ozil, Sanchez want to stay at Arsenal, says Wenger

He said at a news conference ahead of Sunday's crucial Premier League game against Manchester City: "I am very clear in my mind, But anyway do I stay two months or two years?"

"I want to stay in a winning team and keep playing in the same city".

The 28-year-old, who has scored 22 goals for Arsenal this season - 18 of them in the Premier League - was speaking in Santiago, at the launch of Huawei's latest mobile phone; a brand for which he is an ambassador.

"That I am a World Cup victor, played for Real Madrid, set up 20 goals last season [in all competitions]".

They have been eliminated from the Champions League at the last 16 stage for the last seven years in a row.

"He is in contention to start again", Wenger was quoted as saying by the official Arsenal website.

Ozil joined the Gunners from Real Madrid on a record £42.5 million transfer fee (Guardian) in 2013 but will have just 12 months remaining on his contract at the end of the season. Whether Arsenal would consider Casillas, at 35 years old, when current goalkeeper Petr Cech will be the same age in the summer is debatable.

Wenger predicted that Arsenal Vs Manchester City will be an explosive game between two attacking teams.

Arsenal have endured a torrid season, which has seen them lose six of their last nine matches and despite that, the Arsenal board feel Wenger can lead them to a top four finish.

The Premier League football returns after two weeks of global break as Arsenal take on Manchester City in their next clash.

"You have to be very cautious when people give interviews in their home country".

With Wenger's future to be revealed soon, perhaps this will give us some indication on Ozil and if he will be staying or leaving come the summer.

"Yes I understand that [other interpretations], I have not a lot to add". I want to play in a team that has aspirations. I hope he'll stay at the club.

'I think personally he's happy here.

  • Julie Sanders