With £350,000 a week, Ozil becomes Arsenal’s highest-paid player


German World Cup winner, Mesut Ozil, gave Arsenal FC a big boost on Wednesday by finally agreeing a new contract.
It is a contract which will see him become the highest-paid player in the club’s history.
According to reports on the club’s official website, the 29-year-old playmaker signed a three-and-a-half year contract and will earn around £350,000 a week.
Ozil has been with the Gunners since joining from Real Madrid for a then-record club fee of £42.4 million in 2013.
Speculation over the future of both Ozil and Chilean Alexis Sanchez had plagued the club for almost a year, as their contracts were up at the end of the present campaign.
However, while Sanchez left for Manchester United, Ozil has committed himself to Arsenal until 2021.
The Chilean has become the highest-paid player in the Premier League at a weekly wage of £500,000.
“Both parties reached an agreement last weekend and Ozil signed the new contract at Arsenal’s training ground on Wednesday,” a statement on the club’s website said.
Mercurial playmaker Ozil, a key member of the German side which won the 2014 World Cup, has scored 36 goals in 182 appearances and provided a high number of assists.
Arsenal have had a busy on Wednesday as Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang signed for reported club-record £56 million from Borussia Dortmund.
Aubameyang’s signing has gone on to prompt Olivier Giroud’s departure to Chelsea, some hours immediately after.


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