MESUT OZIL is fuming over a ‘campaign’ to undermine him as an Arsenal player.
Ozil has grown increasingly angry at flak being fired his way.
The German told pals he wants to set the record straight over his commitment to the club.
And SunSport can reveal that World Cup-winner Ozil, 29, has NOT had talks about a new contract with Arsenal since March, has NOT told anybody at the club he wants to join Manchester United and has NOT asked for £300k a week.
Ozil fears he is the pawn in a game being played over his intentions to stay.
A close friend of Ozil revealed: “Mesut has not had any contract offer from Arsenal. There were talks about a modest pay rise last season but all those talks ended in March. There’s been nothing since then.
“At the time there was uncertainty over Arsene Wenger’s future so the conversations stopped.
“He has not been offered £300,000 a week — in fact, he has no offers on the table from Arsenal or any other club.
“And he is not seeking to become the highest-paid player in the Premier League. That’s not his aim.”
Claims surfaced yesterday that midfielder Ozil told Arsenal team-mates he wants to be re-united with his former Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.