Arsenal owner invites Mesut Ozil and team-mates to NBA game

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The German international was sitting next to Arsenal non-executive director Josh Kroenke at an NBA game in London

Arsenal's charm pursuit to get Mesut Ozil to sign a new deal continued on Thursday night as the German international was pictured alongside Josh Kroenke at the NBA Global Game between the Indiana Pacers and Denver Nuggets in London.

Ozil, whose contract with the Gunners expires next summer, recently confirmed Goal's exclusive story from October that he will wait on the future of manager Arsene Wenger before committing to a new deal.

Arsenal trio sign fresh terms

The 28-year-old was pictured alongside Josh Kroenke, son of Arsenal majority shareholder and Denver Nuggets owner Stan, after he was invited to the O2 for the NBA match along with several other first team stars.

Alexis Sanchez, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Per Mertesacker and Shkodran Mustafi were among those present at the game, as was Gunners legend Thierry Henry who takes a keen interest in basketball.

While the Gunners are yet to agree fresh terms with Ozil, they did announce earlier on Thursday that Olivier Giroud, Laurent Koscielny and Francis Coquelin have committed to new contracts.

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