Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has penned a new three-and-a-half year deal with the club, reports say.
Ozil becomes the highest-paid player in the club’s history – earning about £350,000 a week before tax in what is likely his last ‘big’ contract.
The German will take home a cut above the rest of the Arsenal squad. New signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the next highest paid player on a mere £180,000-per-week.
Ozil had been tipped for a switch to Manchester United this summer. However the Germany midfielder has not followed in Alexis Sanchez’s footsteps to Old Trafford and has committed to Arsenal until 2021.
Ozil has created over 450 chances since arriving to the Emirates in 2013. His current tally of 49 Premier League assists is the most of any player since he signed.
The playmaker has impressed Arsenal fans this season. In his 21 appearances this term, he’s scored four goals and recorded six assists.
Arsenal can expect big things from the German whose new deal commits him to the Premier League club until he is 32.
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