Press conference

Wenger gives the latest on Ozil's contract

Talk about Mesut Ozil’s future at the club has been ratcheted up in recent days - and Arsene Wenger was asked about it in his press conference on Friday.

This is what he had to say about the World Cup winner’s future:

on Ozil’s agent making encouraging noises about a new contract…
That’s my understanding, yes. I always said that the fact that we didn’t find an agreement last year doesn’t mean the player will necessarily leave. Both [Ozil and Alexis] look happy here and overall I hope that the situation can be turned around.

on if a deal is close…
At the moment, we are not close enough to announcing anything.

on whether Alexis and Ozil contract talks have a deadline…
No, not at the moment.

on whether the club could consider selling in January…
Once you are in our kind of situation we have envisaged every kind of solution yes. Yes, it’s possible.