Ozil: Gunners in ‘difficult phase’

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has given his opinion on the reasons for the Gunners’ struggles in recent weeks and indicated that he is not considering a future outside of London for the moment.

The London club have won only three of their last nine games across all competitions – with two of those victories coming against non-league outfits Lincoln City and Sutton United.

Their dramatic loss of form has seen them not only dumped out of the Champions League but also fall out of contention for the Premier League title.

Ozil spoke with the German media about the current state of the Gunners' season as well as his future at the club.

“We are having a difficult phase," The 28-year old said. 

"Somehow something is not working with the team. We are letting in a lot of goals. 

"Maybe it’s down to self-belief. When I look at the quality of Arsenal though I’m convinced we will get on a run again soon.”

The player's contract comes to an end at the end of the season and with negotiations having reached a stalemate, as the club announced on Monday, speculation is rife he could be on his way out.

Ozil would not be tempted to contribute to this discussion.

“The fact is I’ve still got a contract in London," he said.

"To speculate now would be wrong. At the end of the season, we will see, there will be talks. 

"I’m very happy at Arsenal and in London."