Robert Pires: 'Mesut Ozil frustrated over lack of Arsenal summer signings'


Per Mertesacker insists Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil are fully committed to Arsenal despite entering the final year of their contracts at the Emirates.

Both Sanchez and Ozil have been linked with moves away from the club in January, with even manager Arsene Wenger admitting that Arsenal could sell the pair in the new year.

Robert Pires has been speaking to German magazine SportBild and when the conversation came around to Arsenal it was inevitable that Mesut Ozil would be brought up.

"Arsenal has spent money only for Alexander Lacazette, £52m. I'm staying at the club definitely, which makes it a little bit different, but we want to be successful here and everyone is committed to that". The former France global told SportBild that Ozil wants to be in a side competing for silverware and is angry because Arsenal are not spending enough cash.

Arsenal sits sixth in the Premier League, having suffered its third defeat of the season when it slumped to a 2-1 reverse against Watford on Saturday.

Now, the majority of fans may well not be too upset at the fact Ozil does not seem to be any closer to penning a new deal with the club, and given his injury issues and poor performances this season, it's hard to blame them.

"I think it is right that he has extended for two years". He's a player who needs great players around him and there has been a significant lack of quality in the signings made by Arsene Wenger since the German's arrival.

Sanchez and Ozil took part in training on Wednesday as the Gunners went through final preparations ahead of their Europa League trip to Red Star Belgrade.