After months of contract saga, Arsenal seem to have made a breakthrough in securing the future of Mesut Ozil as the German midfielder is reportedly set to agree to a new deal at the club.
The World Cup winner has a year left on his current contract at the Emirates and negotiations about a new deal had stalled. He was linked with a number of top clubs across Europe but no official bid was made for him and it was believed that Ozil may leave the club for free next summer.
However, according to reports, Arsene Wenger appears to have finally succeeded in convincing his star man to stay at the club. The Sun reports that the German star is ready to agree to a new £225, 000 per week deal with the North London club following his inability to find a club that would offer the same amount.
Meanwhile Arsenal are optimistic Alexis Sanchez, who has been a target for Manchester City, will also commit his future to the club and have now reportedly offered him £300,000 per week – which would made the highest player at the club- following his rejection of their initial offer of £225, 000 per week deal.
Ozil and Sanchez are among Arsenal stars with just a year left on their contract and Wenger had raised eyebrows when he claimed it is ideal to have players in the last 12 months of their contracts. However, the Gunners boss believes he can secure his star players.
Ozil has resumed training after missing Arsenal’s win over Chelsea in the Community Shield and may feature in his side Premier League opening game against Leicester City on Friday (today) while Sanchez who also missed the Sunday match is out with an abdominal problem.