Mesut Ozil on Arsenal contract talks: 'We will make a decision soon'

Vaishali Bhardwaj

Mesut Ozil has said he will make a decision about his Arsenal future soon, but admits he feels "very comfortable" at the club.

The Germany international's current contract with the north London side expires in 2018, with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger recently confirming the Gunners will open up talks with Ozil over a new deal at the end of the season.

The 28-year-old is believed to want pay parity with some of the Premier League's top earners - a similar stance to Ozil's fellow Arsenal teammate Alexis Sanchez.

Ozil admits he isn't worrying about his upcoming contract talks with Arsenal, however, because he feels "comfortable" at the club he has been at since 2013.

"I am contracted until 2018 and I feel very comfortable," he told German newspaper Die Welt.

"We'll talk soon and then make a decision."

The Gunners currently languish in sixth place in the Premier League standings following defeat to Liverpool and West Brom earlier this month.

Arsenal's patchy form of late means they are six points off fourth-placed Liverpool, although the Gunners have two games in hand over Jurgen Klopp's side.

Ozil concedes the past few weeks haven't been easy, but remains confident Arsenal can make up the gap and secure a Champions League spot this season.

"Of course, we have had a difficult time recently and we are not satisfied with sixth place," he added.

"I am convinced, however, that we will catch up again soon. Let's see what the future holds."