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Mesut Ozil on why Arsenal were "not good enough" this season and his future at the club


Arsenal attacking midfielder Mesut Ozil will only discuss his future with the club after his contract expires.

The Germany international was one of the best players for the Gunners this season but was bitterly disappointed to end the campaign empty handed.

Arsenal finished second in the English Premier League and were eliminated prematurely in all cups, including a disappointing FA Cup exit at the hands of Quique Sanchez Flores' Watford.

"I think for us in the end it was important to qualify directly for the Champions League which is the second or third place," Ozil told Sport360.

"To be second in the last game of the season and be on top of Tottenham was also good for us and our fans. It was a good finish to the season.

"We dropped a lot of points that we should not have dropped against the 'smaller teams' and that was the point in the season where we did not work as a team.

"Especially after the Barcelona game we lost some points. That was a time when we weren't good enough to just take points and go.

"We just have to focus more and with stronger players maybe coming in be competitive for next season and we will see where we end up at the end.

"[My future?] I still have two years left on my contract with Arsenal and we will be in talks with the club and see what happens in the future.

"But as I said I'm concentrating on playing in the Euros for Germany in France which is very important for me and my team. After the World Cup and later on I will see what I'm going to do at Arsenal."

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