Mesut Ozil was offered a new contract by Arsenal in December and is still has to make a decision if he would stay with his old club or transfer to Manchester United, Barcelona or Paris Saint-Germain.
Ozil, who is out of contract in the summer can now talk with other clubs outside of England about a possible free transfer.
However, reports are also claiming that the German international will not sign a pre-contract deal with other clubs as he is still under negotiations at the Emirates.
“This club has made me bigger,” Ozil said as he talked about his time with his club. “I’m so proud to play for a big club like Arsenal.”