“I’ve had people tell me where my home is, what my identity is,” Ozil was to tell supporters. “Six years at Arsenal have shown me that home isn’t a building or lines on a map. It isn’t even a place.
“Home is a feeling, a feeling that tells you you truly belong, a feeling that I have found at Arsenal.
“At this club, you are part of a community brought together by a single love. When you are at Arsenal you are never alone. You are part of something bigger.
“That’s the deal. I would never leave that.
“Thank you, Mesut.”