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According to reports, it is believed that Arsenal’s No.11 is ‘on the verge’ of renewing a contract with the Gunners.
Arsenal are reportedly close to agreeing a new contract with playmaker Mesut Özil that will make the German the club’s highest-paid player.
Özil has just 12 months left to run on his current contract and much has been speculated about his future, but it has been reported that the two parties are close to a breakthrough and could come to an agreement soon.
It was thought Özil had initially demanded wages in excess of £300,000-a-week, though his earnings will still increase along with his new long-term deal.
The German midfielder has had a tough time at the Gunners, always under scrutiny from the judgmental spotlight of the Premier League.
However, according to John Cross at the Daily Mirror, it will take a lot to make playing in England sour for Özil as a contract worth £280,000-a-week has been agreed between club and player.
It was first speculated that Özil would remain at Arsenal following an interview conducted between him and the club in which he said: “It’s definitely my preference to stay [at Arsenal], it’s a great club.”
It’s a huge boost of course for Arsenal, as one of the world’s best-attacking midfielders is ready to commit to the North London club, something that Arsenal have struggled to do in recent times.