Mesut Ozil says he allowed his "heart decide" before signing his new deal at Arsenal.
The Germany international - who was heavily linked with a move away from the north London side - pledged the next three-and-a-half years of his career to the Gunners by signing a new deal.
In a post on his official Instagram account, Ozil wrote: "Proud to announce: I signed dat thing.
"Three more years with @Arsenal! It's been one of the most important decisions of my footballing career and that's why I had to think hard and talk with everyone who's important to me...
"Good things take time! In the end I let my heart decide. As I always said, I feel at home here and I'm highly motivated to achieve big things in the next few years. Once a Gunner, always a Gunner!"