Revealed: Real Reason For This Marquee Arsenal Star Not Signing A New Contract!

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - MARCH 01: Arsene Wenger of Arsenal bring on substitute Mesut Ozil during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Arsenal at Britannia Stadium on March 1, 2014 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Arsenal  have been trying to negotiate a new contract extension with Mesut Ozil but the German playmaker reportedly is putting contract talks on hold as he wants Arsene Wenger to sign a new contract first.

Wenger’s contract with Arsenal is due to expire at the end of this season. The 66-year old who recently celebrated his 20 years with The Gunners is yet to sign a new contract. Wenger played an important role in luring Ozil to the club.

Arsenal signed the 28-year-old from Real Madrid in 2013. Ozil proved to be a master class signing for Arsenal and has been a key player for them since his arrival. The German International provided 19 assists last season that helped Arsenal to secure the second position.

Earlier it was reported that Ozil wanted a huge pay rise over his current salary but it now it would seem seem the actual reason behind his holding off to a new contract is the French man’s future. Wenger has a very good relation with the player who also played an influential role in bringing Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona in 2014. The Gunners boss won’t make a decision until the end of the season and Ozil is waiting for him.

Anirban Sarkar is a former columnist of The 4th Official. A huge East Bengal fan and has travelled over 1000 miles to see his team in action.