It’s almost official: the BBC’s David Ornstein has confirmed that Mesut Ozil has signed a new three-and-a-half year deal with Arsenal.
A little over an hour after Arsenal announced the signing of Dortmund goal machine Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ornstein made Gooners even happier by confirming that Ozil has chosen to stay at the club.
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
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) January 31, 2018
Ornstein, who’s also known as the Ornacle because he only ever seems to report news he’s certain on, claims the playmaker will pick up £350k-per-week – the most any Arsenal player has ever been paid – and could be at the club until the age of 32.
Ozil turned down astronomical offers from China before committing to Arsenal. His renewal coupled with Auba & Mkhi arrivals are a massive boost for everyone at #afc. pic.twitter.com/UnhZiwIK9J
— Chris Wheatley (@ChrisWheatley_) January 31, 2018
If Twitter is anything to go by, Gooners are happier about this than signing Aubameyang!
Ozil signed for Arsenal in 2013 for a club record (at the time) of £42.5m.
Despite only having six months left on his current deal and therefore being able to talk with other clubs outside of the UK, the 29-year-old has chosen to pledge his future to the Gunners.