Ozil signed a three-and-a-half-year-deal in February 2018 with his new contract reportedly earning him £350,000 a week and placing him among of the world's best paid players.
Arsenal head coach Unai Emery has warned his players they maybe in for a long night when they attempt to overturn a 1-0 first-leg deficit in their Europa League round-of-32 clash with BATE Borisov on Thursday.
And Wenger questioned Ozil's motivation while claiming it would have cost the Premier League club £100million to buy a replacement for the former Germany global.
"The length of contract has nothing to do normally with the selection of the first team", Wenger, who left Arsenal last May, said.
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"This week has been good for all the players".
"It is also very important to play in our stadium with our supporters, and we need their support for this match and I hope there is a big atmosphere for us".
Emery is not getting carried away, however, telling Ozil - who former boss Arsene Wenger suggests is stuck in his comfort zone - that he needs to show this level consistently.
Let us know what you think in the comment section below. And to maintain the value of the player, beyond the Özil case, it is more about the way football is structured.
"He (Wenger) made lots of history in that football club".
While another added: "Hope to see you play, not only tomorrow, and provide killer passes".