LONDON – German playmaker Mesut Ozil ended speculation over his future at Arsenal by agreeing a new three-year deal with the Premier League giants on Thursday.
“It's been one of the most important decisions of my footballing career and that's why I had to think hard and talk with everyone who's important to me,” Ozil, 29, posted on his Instagram account.
“Good things take time! In the end I let my heart decide. As I always said, I feel at home here and I'm highly motivated to achieve big things in the next few years.”
The official Arsenal Twitter account posted the following:
“We’re delighted to announce that Mesut Ozil has signed a new long-term contract with us.
Mesut has won the Emirates FA Cup three times since joining us in 2013, making 182 appearances, scoring 36 goals and racking up 61 assists.
He’s a World Cup winner too, of course, lifting that trophy with Germany in 2014.”