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These are certainly good times for Arsenal fans – Germany play maker Mesut Ozil is on the verge of signing a contract extension with Arsenal, according to reports.
Ozil is in the final six months of his current Arsenal contract and he is free to speak with or sign a pre-contract agreement with a foreign Club.
Despite the heavy speculation surrounding his future and the enormous amount of criticism meted on him by the fans of Arsenal, the assist king has kept his head down and remains professional.
He has been impressive since the start of this year and he aided the Gunners to beating Chelsea in the Carabao semi final Cup game on Wednesday night. The 29-year-old star will now sign a new and improved contract with Arsenal in the following weeks.
FootballLondon have claimed that the Gunners are sure Ozil will pen a new deal with the Club soon rather than later.
Following Alexis Sanchez move to Manchester United, Ozil has also been linked with a move to Old Trafford but Arsenal would not want to strengthen their rival the more, and so a move for the German star has been ruled out.
When the new deal is signed, Ozil will command a substantial pay rise to keep him at par with the likes of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and other high profile footballers in the League.
Wenger had revealed that Ozil is likely to stay put at the Emirates.
He said: “Yes. There is still an opportunity for him to stay.