Almost done: Arsenal agree £280k-a-week deal for playmaker

Until the summer of 2013, Arsene Wenger was accused of being frugal as the Gunners sold more than they invested in players – Sami Nasri, Cesc Fabregas, Roben Van Persie and even Gael Clichy left the Gunners at their peak and without winning the Premier League for the Gunners.

Arsene Wenger defied his own ideology to shatter his transfer record on a German star. Mesut Ozil  became Arsenal’s most expensive signing in 2013 after the Gunners and Real Madrid brokered a £42million for the transfer of the playmaker on a five -year deal.

Ozil is now in the final 12 months of his Arsenal contract but he has stalled over new deal with the Emirates Landlord since last season. The contract rebel has been reportedly holding out for £350,000 a week in wages but the Gunners have offered £280,000 a week, per reports.

The Gunners failure to qualify for the Champions League stirred widespread speculation that the German star would jump the ship to another Club but apparently, no top side has shown interest in him, leaving him with no choice than to commit his future to Arsenal.

The Mirror claims Arsenal are confident Ozil will accept the £280,000 a week offered to him before the start of the new season.

While the deal for Ozil is nearing completion, Alexis Sanchez and Alex Oxlade Chamberlain are yet to commit their future to the Club but they may be lured by the deal for Ozil.

With Ozil and Sanchez in the side, Arsenal have won three FA Cups, and if they are able to add another marquee signing to Alexandre Lacazette, the trophy drought might be put behind them.