Mesut Ozil fired a warning to Arsenal as the German commented that the club need to sign big players in the summer if they want to win trophies.
The Gunners have been flop in the Premier League since the 2003/04 invincible run – with calls for Wenger to leave gaining momentum lately.
Ozil along with star striker Alexis Sanchez will be out-of-contract at the end of next season and the duo are yet to sign contract extension’s.
The 28-year-old has now revealed that it will take good signings to pursuade them to stay at the Emirates Stadium.
“I think the club know they need to strengthen,” Ozil told the Daily Mail. “But what is most important is the manager’s opinion. He and the club will make the decision.”
“When you look at our squad, it is not as broad as Bayern Munich’s or Real Madrid’s. In the Champions League, that is not enough, especially against big teams, because they have more breadth in their squad.”
“I want to win the Champions League and the title. I see this club as having the potential to win these trophies. When every year you see the chance, think it is really possible against big teams and then have a big defeat, it affects me because I have always wanted to achieve big goals and always will. I want to win the Champions League.”
“As a player you are never satisfied. As a player you want more, you want to win the league. I would like to win the Champions League too, because it is the biggest thing in club football. This club is big, they have potential to achieve a lot and I hope that works better in the future. I have one more year on my contract. I hope to win the title and the Champions League here.”
Contract talks have been put on hold till the summer, and when questioned the former Real Madrid man refused to rule out a summer move.
“Football is my priority, we have aims with the team to reach the Champions League. In the summer there is enough time to talk about other things,” he added.
“I am very happy. I have a connection with the club. I love London, it is great to live here but I cannot say what will happen in the future. In the summer we will definitely talk.”
“[Arsene] Wenger is not just important for me but for the whole club. It is important to know if he stays or if he goes. We need to think towards next season. He is very important. In my career I have always made decisions not just because of clubs but managers, too. As a footballer, it is important to have the manager’s trust and believe they can develop you.”