Werder calm over Ozil interest

Werder Bremen are remaining calm despite growing speculation linking Arsenal with a move for their inspirational midfielder Mesut Ozil.

It is reported that Gunners' boss Arsene Wenger has identified the highly-rated youngster as a possible replacement for captain Cesc Fabregas, who continues to be linked with a move away from the Emirates.

Ozil has been integral to an impressive start to the season from Werder, who sit second in the Bundesliga.

But Bremen insist they are not panicking about the possibility of losing the 22-year-old.

“We have to deal with all rumours regarding Mesut’s future,” Werder’s general manager Klaus Allofs told Bild.

“I am not annoyed by them, we keep being relaxed on it. I just hope Mesut and his agent keep cool, too.”

Ozil has two years remaining on his contract at the Weser Stadium where the midfielder has also established himself as a regular in the German national side.

“It would definitely be better if his contract would be a longer one. But up to now there are no further talks and also no agreement when to pick up contract talks between the club and Mesut Ozil.”