Arsenal: Mesut Ozil Drops Major Hint Over Future Plans

Mustafi and Ozil
Shkodran Mustafi and Mesut Ozil at Arsenal's training ground, London Colney, November 22. Ozil has refused to rule out a return to Real Madrid. GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty

Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil has not ruled out a return to Real Madrid as his contract negotiations in north London drag on.

The German has a deal with Arsenal to keep him at the Emirates Stadium until 2018, but the club will not want him to enter his final season without extending his contract.

Ozil, who joined Arsenal from Real Madrid in 2013, said he was content with the Gunners but would not commit his future to the club.

"I am very happy to be playing for a big club like Arsenal, who have some amazing fans who show me a lot of affection," Ozil told Marca when asked about a possible return to the Bernabeu.

"I am enjoying myself in London, but you never know in football. We will see what happens.

"Madrid are a huge club and I played with some fantastic players there. And the Madrid fans are very loyal and still cheer me on. Many of them keep sending me messages asking me to come back.

"I have nothing but fond memories of my time at Madrid. I had three great years there."

Ozil and Arsenal travel to the London Stadium on Saturday to face West Ham.