German’s future at the Emirates had been in doubt.
Arsenal head coach Arsene Wenger has had a face-to-face meeting with out-of-sorts midfielder Mesut Ozil to assure the German that he still has a future with the north London club, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.
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The Germany international only moved to the Emirates on transfer deadline day in September from La Liga giants Real Madrid in a club-record deal worth a whopping 42.5m.
However, after initially shining for the Gunners, Ozil has since appeared to be off the pace and suffering from not having a winter break, as the player is normally used to in both Spain and Germany.
And the player’s problems all came to a head recently when he missed a crucial spot kick in the first leg of the north Londoners’ Uefa Champions League round-of-16 tie with Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich at the Emirates, before Ozil then suffered a hamstring injury in the return match at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday night.
As a result, the 25-year-old has now been ruled out of action for the next six weeks, but Wenger has now met with the German to reassure him of his importance to the team going forward and that he does have a future at the club.
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