MESUT OZIL insists he loves living in London and playing for Arsenal amid fresh interest from Manchester United.
The playmaker’s future at the Emirates has come into question following Unai Emery’s arrival.
The Spaniard has demanded more from Ozil, with Arsenal’s new manager implementing a high-intensity philosophy.
As a result, Ozil needs to show his worth to the former Sevilla and PSG boss, especially while on wages of £350,000-a-week.
The Daily Express say Jose Mourinho remains keen on reuniting with the ex-Real Madrid midfielder.
United are monitoring the 29-year-old’s situation ahead of a potential approach in the January transfer window.
Ozil, though, claims he is happy in England’s capital.
And it may take some persuading from United for the World Cup winner to move to Manchester.
Ozil told Arsenal’s official website: “I simply loving live here. London is a world city. There is so much you can do.
“The club is huge and I enjoy playing for Arsenal. Living in London is awesome”
“There are many different cultures here and I just feel very, very comfortable.
“The club is huge and I enjoy playing for Arsenal. Living in London is awesome.”
While Ozil can often leave supporters frustrated at the Emirates, he has always felt loved in north London.
He added: “The fans have backed me ever since I arrived five years ago and because of that, I’ve been able to play in my preferred style.
“I always want to control the game, give assists and help my team. It was like that with me from the start.
“In my position you have many possibilities playing forward. You can demand the balls, make telling passes or score yourself.
“I am Mesut Ozil and I’m not finished yet.”
Ozil made his 200th Arsenal appearance yesterday at Newcastle and marked it with a goal in their 2-1 victory at St James’ Park.