Mesut Oil said he will see out the final year of his contract before leaving Arsenal next summer despite factions within the club that have "trying to destroy me" for two years.

Ozil has been frozen out under Mikel Arteta since the restart of the season.

Ozil is determined to stay despite Arsenal seeking to offload him due to his £350,000-a-week wage. Ozil was one of three players who refused the salary reduction.

"As players, we all wanted to contribute," Ozil told The Athletic. "But we needed more information and many questions were unanswered. Everyone was fine with a deferral while there was so much uncertainty -- I would have been OK to take a bigger share -- and then a cut if required, once the football and financial outlook was clearer. But we were rushed into it without proper consultation.

"For anyone in this situation, you have a right to know everything, to understand why it is happening and where the money is going. But we didn't get enough details, we just had to give a decision. It was far too quick for something so important and there was a lot of pressure.

"This was not fair, especially for the young guys, and I refused. I had a baby at home and have commitments to my family here, in Turkey and in Germany -- to my charities, too, and also a new project we started to support people in London that was from the heart and not for publicity.

"People who know me know exactly how generous I am and, as far as I'm aware, I was not the only player who rejected the cut in the end, but only my name came out. I guess that's because it is me and people have been trying for two years to destroy me, to make me unhappy, to push an agenda they hope will turn the supporters against me and paint a picture that is not true.

"Possibly the decision affected my chances on the pitch, I don't know. But I'm not afraid to stand up for what I feel is right -- and when you see what has happened now with the jobs, maybe I was."