Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has refuted reports that Mesut Ozil has been given a final 'take-it-or-leave-it' contract offer.
Reports in the national press this week claimed the Gunners had made their last attempt to tie down the German star, whose current deal expires at the end of the season.
But Wenger insists negotiations remain ongoing and once again reiterated his desire to keep Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, whose contract is also up on July 1, 2018.
Asked if negotiations were at a 'take it or leave it' stage, Wenger replied: "No. Negotiations are always going on with everybody.
"I said that many times [that I want Sanchez and Ozil to stay] and that's all we can say.
"Is it two years to go? One year to go? Three months to go? The door is always open and for the rest I cannot tell you much more."
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