Thierry Henry has told the Sun that Mesut Ozil should commit his future to Arsenal and become a club legend by winning major honours with the club.
Gunners legend Henry, the club’s all-time record goal scorer, speculated that Ozil’s reason for not committing his future is because of a desire to win silverware or concerns over Arsene Wenger’s future.
The Germany international has won two FA Cups with Arsenal but not the Premier League or Champions League. However, Henry insists he can win that level of trophy if he stays.
“I’m desperate for him to stay,” Henry wrote in his column. “But I understand his predicament. I was in the same situation in 2007 when I joined Barcelona — with a heavy heart. I didn’t know Arsene’s plans, either, as he was coming to the end of a contract then, too.
“People will say it’s all about money for Mesut and that Wenger’s contract is a smokescreen. We don’t know. We have to trust what he says. Respect it.
“Mesut has won the World Cup with Germany. But at club level, he has only one title, with Real Madrid in 2012. He will be desperate for more.
“But he can do that at the Emirates. That’s why I’d urge him to stay and become an Arsenal legend.
“Win that first title. Be the future of Arsenal. Not just the assist man, but the guy who drives the team forward. He can do that with Alexis Sanchez.
“They have to be at the top of their game every single match. They can be those guys. They must believe it. This Arsenal side are not far from winning the title.”