German midfielder Mesut Ozil believes Arsenal has made him a bigger player since joining from Real Madrid in 2013.
Ozil, 29, whose contract expires in the summer, has recently been linked with Manchester United and Barcelona, although Arsene Wenger insists no approach has been made from either club.
Like his team-mate Alexis Sanchez, Ozil has yet to agree fresh terms with the club even though the pair could then walk away for free in the summer.
Speaking at a mock press conference set up by Sky Sports with children from the Young Gunners fan club, Ozil was asked why he decided to join Arsenal, and he replied: “Because of the history and the amazing players. I’m here to learn, to grow up and to show my talent for this club.
“This club has made me bigger. I’m so proud to play for a big club like Arsenal.”
Mesut could return to Arsenal’s squad in Wednesday’s Premier League clash against champions Chelsea at the Emirates.