Mesut Ozil is finally ready to sign a new Arsenal deal and will put pen to paper on a new contract worth £280,000-per-week after dropping his wage demands, according to The Sun.
The latest reports had claimed that both Ozil and Alexis Sanchez were holding out for £350,000-per-week in the wake of Arsene Wenger’s new deal.
However, Ozil’s stance now appears to have softened and he is willing to accept the offer of £280,000-per-week that the club have already put forward.
It is understood that the Germany international has not received any serious offers from any other clubs and is now willing to sign a new long-term Arsenal deal.
However, Arsenal may find it harder to get Sanchez to commit his future to the club with both Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Manchester City all interested.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side appear to be favourites to land the Chilean currently, with the forward believed to be unwilling to move to the north west despite the possibility of a potential reunion with Pep Guardiola.
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It’s also possible that Alexis could yet see out his contract, although that would mean he could walk away for free next summer if he does not extend.
While Ozil staying would be a huge boost, the priority must surely be to get Sanchez, the club’s top goalscorer and talisman to stay and help inspire a genuine title challenge next season.