Reports coming in from various sources today in Germany and England is that Mesut Ozil has reportedly signed a £350,000 per week 3 year extension with Arsenal. Having seen a number of big name players leave the club in recent times it was vital the Gunners could hold on to their talismanic German.
He has in recent times been linked with Manchester United, Bayern Munich, PSG, Chelsea and Manchester City. But it appears he is staying with Arsenal for at least three more years.
Ozil has been sensational of late, and despite the devastating loss to Swansea last night, one particular highlight was the insanely good assist Ozil provided Monreal for the opening goal. It just cannot be said enough, Arsenal had to do whatever they could to keep their number 11 if they were to have any aspirations at all of dining at the top table ever again.
Not only is Ozil a world-class talent, he is one of few big names at the club that can help attract other players and give fans hope that they still can build team capable of making the top four. Since he joined, he has led Arsenal to three FA Cup wins and Arsenal fans will be hoping they can add the League Cup and Europa League to that.
Arsenal right now are a team in dire straights, but if there is to be any optimism gained is that Arsene Wenger has one final shot at building a team around Ozil, which is demonstrated by the soon to be confirmed record signing of Aubameyang, giving Ozil for the first time a pacey striker to find with his incisive passing.
The mood at the Emirates is currently at an all time low, with little to be excited about and fans seemingly waiting or hoping for Wenger to leave. With one year remaining on his contract, tying down Ozil and starting to build a team around the assist king would the last great thing his can do for the club.
There is hope that the deal will be announced today alongside Aubameyang’s signing, if that is supplemented by a defensive reinforcement then maybe, just maybe, there could still be some hope left for this season.