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Mesut Ozil ‘can’t see the future’ at Arsenal with his contract winding down

Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil is apprehensive about his Arsenal career beyond 2021 having admitted he “can’t see the future” with his contract winding down.

The German is, by quite a distance, the best paid player at the Emirates but has regularly failed to justify his mammoth wages.

Last summer he was heavily linked with a move away from north London, although finding a suitor prepared to take on his £350,000-a-week salary proved too challenging.

And while Ozil has never expressed a desire to leave he concedes that, currently, it is difficult to imagine himself as an Arsenal player for much longer.

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“After this season I have one more year, so after that I will know because I can’t see the future,” he told the National.

“The thing I can do is give everything for the team, for myself, to be successful and let’s see what happens. What I know is that I will give everything for this club, for my team-mates.

“We’ve had a difficult season, but we want to win games again, to take points, to maybe be in the top four at the end of the season.

“Our goal is to be in the Champions League. This year we had difficult times, but I think we’re in a good way.”

Ozil found it an impossible task to impress under former boss Unai Emery who had isolated the German for large periods of his tenure, but under Mikel Arteta he has been bought back into the fold.

And the World Cup winner hopes, should he perform for the remainder of this season and beyond, that he may warrant an extended stay in north London.

He added: “We played together under [Arsene] Wenger. He’s just arrived here, but everyone knows what he wants.

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“Our goal – or my goal – is to give everything on the pitch to help the team, and I think the coach sees that, because I’m playing.

“My personal goal was always to stay healthy and help the team. This is my goal this season, as well.

“Of…