Hector Bellerin says that teammates knew that Mesut Ozil would commit himself to a new contract at the club because of how much he wants to win things at Arsenal.
The German put pen to paper on a new three and a half year deal last week, and the Spaniard says it was just confirmation of what they already knew about his future.
It was huge boost in a week which also saw us break the club’s transfer record for the kind of striker Ozil will really enjoy working with, as well as adding Henrikh Mkhitaryan to help with some of the creative burden.
Speaking about Ozil, Bellerin said, “Everyone in the training ground, everyone in the team knew he was going to stay.
“He is a guy that loves London, loves Arsenal and he always gets really angry when things don’t go well.
“So you know how much it means for him to win or lose for this club. So I think everyone in the club, the dressing room, was sure.
“It is as exciting as a new signing. To have a player with Mesut’s qualities and all he brings to the team to sign for a few more years, it is really exciting for Arsenal and for the fans.”
Having stuck five past Everton for the second time this season, Arsenal will look to do another double this weekend with the not inconsiderate matter of the North London derby at Wembley.