Arsenal hope Mkhitaryan, Auba can persuade Ozil to stay

Date published: Monday 22nd January 2018 11:10

Arsenal hope that signing both Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang can persuade Mesut Ozil to stay in north London.

The Gunners are closing in on a deal for Mkhitaryan, with Alexis Sanchez headed the other way to Manchester United.

The club have also flown out their chief executive, head of recruitment and man in charge of contract negotiations to Dortmund as part of discussions over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

According to the London Evening Standard, the club are ‘hopeful’ that such dealings can convince Ozil to extend a contract that expires at the end of the season.

‘Arsenal are confident of landing Aubameyang this month with Wenger believing his acquisition in addition to offsetting Sanchez’s departure by landing Mkhitaryan will be a sufficient show of ambition for Ozil to stay put, write James Olley and Simon Johnson.

‘The Germany international is in the final six months of his existing deal and has so far demanded a huge increase on his current £130,000-a-week wage to close to £300,000-a-week.’


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