Arsenal could soon announce a big deal that will surely appease the fans…
According to a report in The Mirror on Monday night, Arsenal are moving close to securing a new £200,000 per week deal for Mesut Ozil.
Ozil has just 18 months left on his current contract and the need to secure a new deal for the German has been high on the to-do list for the Gunners.
And it looks like we finally have reached a breakthrough in negotiations. It is believed that Ozil will sign a deal that will see his wage increase by around £60,000 per week. He was in a strong position to bargain too, after a great start to the season that has seen him add goals to his game – something Arsene Wenger had been demanding.
A new contract at 28 indicates that Ozil will spend his prime years at the club and it is great news that one of the very best players in the world has been at Arsenal and wishes to stay for most of his career.
Arsenal fans were over the moon when Mesut decided to join the club and considering we’ve not delivered a league title for him yet, I think the celebrations should / will be almost as big should he extend his contract.
Attention will now surely turn to attempting to get Alexis Sanchez to extend, he too has just 18 months left on his current deal but it is thought that getting him to extend will be a tougher task than Ozil, who has always seemed settled in London. I don’t get a great feeling from Alexis, he always seems frustrated at something and unless things are going his way, he doesn’t have the best attitude.
Of course I am desperate for Alexis to also commit his future, but it is fair to say I am sceptical.