Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger slammed Tuttosport claims that Mesut Ozil is interested in a move to Juventus.
The Turin-based paper has been running the report for several days, suggesting new buy Sami Khedira urged his German international teammate to join him.
“Ozil is our player, he will remain our player and he wants to remain our player,” insisted Wenger on their pre-season tour.
“It is a big season for him because he had a difficult start last year and in the second part of the season he was very important.
“Ozil understands the rhythms of English football and he has improved his defensive attitude. He works hard, and offensively he is a top class player.”
Tuttosport had noted €40m-rated Ozil was only an option if Arturo Vidal or Paul Pogba were sold.