Mohamed Elneny has revealed that Mesut Ozil has signed a new contract with Arsenal. The Germany international reportedly signed a three-and-a-half-year deal on Wednesday to make him the highest-paid player at the club. Arsenal have not yet confirmed Ozil’s decision but Elneny has confirmed that he has spoken to the midfielder about his new contract. Manchester United had also expressed an interest in signing Ozil on a free transfer at the end of the season, but Elneny is buoyed by the 29-year-old’s desire to stay at the club. ‘When he spoke to me today he told me that he signed a new deal with the club and I’m very happy that he’s staying at the club,’ Elneny told beIN Sports.
‘Ozil is a very important player on and off the pitch, he’s very useful to us. ‘Off the pitch, he’s always joking and always gives you positive energy. ‘On the pitch, he’s a unique player, a player who finds everything easy to do and you feel like he’s a very unique and important player.
‘This will of course give us a bit of stability because all of the players are staying and everyone is focused now. ‘Now there is nobody focusing on signing a new contract or leaving, all of us now will be focused on the next part of the season because we know that its an important period for us.’