The BBC’s David Ornstein has confirmed that Mesut Ozil has signed a new deal which will keep him at Arsenal until 2021 (via BBC).
After well over a year of speculation, we finally have confirmation that Mesut Ozil will stay at the club.
The German playmaker has signed a new contract which will make him Arsenal’s highest earner and keep him in North London until 2021.
Ozil arrived from Real Madrid for a then club record fee of £42.5 million and has since established himself as a key player.
His future has been in doubt for some time and with is current deal expiring at the end of the seasons and after the departure of Alexis Sanchez, the 28-year-old seemed set to leave too.
EXCLUSIVE: Mesut Ozil signs a new three-and-a-half year contract to remain at Arsenal until summer 2021. Becomes highest-paid player in club history on around £350k per week before tax. Deal agreed last weekend, signed at Colney this morning. Could take him to 8yrs at #AFC & 32yo pic.twitter.com/600XtVnbnH
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— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) January 31, 2018
But today, the BBC’s David Ornstein has confirmed that Ozil has penned a new deal worth an estimated £350,000/week.
It’s great to see the official confirmation of something which has been rumoured for some time. Mesut Ozil is a world class player and the fact that he has agreed to stay at the club can only be a good thing. Arsenal may have announced the transfer of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang but this is the most important signing of the window.