Ozil: My future? Top four is all that matters

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The Arsenal star is concentrating on ending the season on a high and defended manager Arsene Wenger as speculation mounts over his future at the club

Mesut Ozil has reiterated that talks over his future can wait until the end of the season as he focuses on attempting to help Arsenal finish in the top four.

Huge doubts still remain over the Germany international's long-term future at Emirates Stadium, with Ozil's contract expiring in the summer of 2018.

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Team-mate Alexis Sanchez is in a similar position in that it is unclear if he will commit to the Gunners although Ozil maintains that a strong finish to the season is all he is worrying about.

He told Sky Sports: "As I've said in the past, the most important thing is Arsenal and what we do as a team now.

"I've got aims with this club, we all want the top four and that's what counts at the moment.

"As I've said before, in the summer we will talk but right now Arsenal stands in front of any player and I respect that.

"As I've always said in the past, I feel comfortable here. I'm happy. Arsenal belong as one of the best clubs in the world and London is a great place to be, a great city to live in.

"So after the season we will talk and then we will make a decision from there."

Uncertainty also remains over manager Arsene Wenger and his position at the club but Ozil had words of support for the Frenchman, at hit back at those that have been critical.

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He added: "When you're not successful - or not as successful as you'd like to be - there's always a lot of talk from people outside and people who maybe think they know things better.

"For example, ex-players or pundits; people who'd like to be in his position.

"But what's important is that you have trust in him. He's a big coach and has given massive amounts for this club and he deserves respect."

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