Despite the absence, Ozil remains an important player in the Arsenal squad from an attacking perspective.
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The agent of Mesut Ozil has claimed that talks over extending the German playmaker's contract at Arsenal are now progressively positively, despite the seemingly interminable nature of negotiations.
Ozil's contract at the Emirates expires at the end of the season, meaning that he is free to negotiate a pre-contract deal with clubs outside England from January.
Inter Milan and Manchester United are reportedly keen on signing the former Real Madrid star, however his £350,000-a-week wage demands are a stumbling block.
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Ozil's attitude and work ethic have been questioned this season after a poor start to the season was followed by an injury layoff with a knee inflammation.
Sogut said: "Ozil wants to play another two to three years in the Premier League".
Ozil's future has always been at the forefront of the minds of Arsenal fans, but for the time being his focus exclusively rests on recovering from his knee problem, which looks set to keep him out of Arsenal's clash with Watford on Saturday (15 October).
However, the Gunners must do without German defender Shkodran Mustafi, who suffered a suspected thigh muscle tear while on worldwide duty.
Mattias is ESPN FC's Arsenal correspondent.