Arsenal fans can finally breathe, as their nerve-racking wait for the confirmation on Mesut Ozil’s future has finally been delivered, and it was delivered just in time.
The World Cup champion had less than 4 months left on his contract with the North London club, and he seemed to have partnered together with Alexis Sanchez in an attempt to jump the Emirates fences.
The playmaker was naturally linked with many of Europe’s elites, including Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, and Manchester United, and was reported to have been offered an astronomical £25 million-a-year deal from China.
However, Özil has beaten all the logical odds and bets to extend his career under Arséne Wenger by 3 more years, which after rumours flooded in on deadline day, has been officially announced by the club and the player.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 1, 2018
The German international will be earning a figure close to £350,000-per-week, according to BBC Sport’s David Ornstein, making him the second best paid player in Premier League history, right behind former teammate Alexis Sanchez.
After the arrival of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang, the midfield maestro signing a new contract will certainly be an incredible boost for the Gunners and their supporters.