Ozil signs new contract to remain at Arsenal until 2021

Date published: Wednesday 31st January 2018 12:38

Mesut Ozil has finally signed a new contract to remain at Arsenal until the summer of 2021, according to reports.

BBC Sport’s David Ornstein claims that a deal was signed on Wednesday for the Germany international to become the highest-paid player in the club’s history.

The 29-year-old has less than six months remaining on his current contract at the Emirates Stadium and looked likely to follow Alexis Sanchez out of the club in the summer.

However, Arsene Wenger has always remained confident that Ozil would agree new terms at the club and hinted last week that the midfielder might put pen to paper.

“Our intention is to keep Ozil at the club,” Wenger said. “Hopefully, we will manage to do that very soon.

“I am not close enough to be optimistic but not far enough to be pessimistic.

“The vibe I get from his commitment, focus and desire, he behaves like someone who is ready to commit. After that, contract negotiations are what they are.

“But we aren’t close enough to tell you yes, he will stay.”

The report continues by claiming that Ozil, who joined the Gunners from Real Madrid for £42.4m in 2013, will be paid £350,000 a week before tax.

And, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang signing on the dotted line earlier on Wednesday, coupled with their successful swap deal for Henrikh Mkhitaryan, it has been a very good January transfer window for Arsenal.

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