Mesut Özil Set To Sign New 4-Year Contract With Arsenal Worth £200,000-A-Week
Posted by Featured Articles | Published on November 15, 2016
Mesut Özil is set to sign a new five-year deal with Arsenal Football Club and see his wage increase significantly to around £200,000 per week, according to the Daily Mirror. The Arsenal star and his representatives held further talks with Arsenal over the International break, with the deal mentioned set to make him the highest-paid player at the club after finding majestic form in recent seasons.
The North Londoners signed the German playmaker back in 2013 for £42.5 million and have certainly justified the amount the Gunners spent helping the club end their disastrous drought without any type of silverware after winning back to back FA Cups in 2014 and 2015.
This is huge news for the club, who have in previous years struggled to tie down their prized assets, but after the German buying a brand new £10 million home within London and signing a new contract it indicates how happy the player is with life in London, and at Arsenal.
When Özil first arrived he come under strong scrutiny, and to be honest, still does for not highlighting immense performances consistently in every single game for the club. For me, it is a myth that he needed time to settle in considering he assisted in his first game for the club against Sunderland which kick-started his career in England with him going on to be one of the deadliest midfielders in Europe.
Özil loved and still does love Real Madrid, he was no doubt hurt by the club, he saw his future after the club put him on the market after the arrival of Gareth Bale which paved the way for the 28-year-old to kick-start his career elsewhere. Since his departure, each summer he has been rumored to be keen on a return to the Bernabeu but his new contract will finally bury any rumors that stem around his future.
In the last season especially, you can just tell how happy Mesut Özil is at Arsenal, he is back to playing his best football, creating chances at ease whilst getting himself on the score-sheet on a much more consistent basis whilst growing a passionate relationship with the Arsenal faithful making him a fan favorite.
The Gunners are enjoying the prime of Mesut Özil and look set to continue to mesmerize his brilliance for many more seasons. This season we have seen Özil and Alexis Sanchez cement a new partnership with the latter being deployed in a new number 9 role, which is allowing Özil to roam forward and get beyond the number 9 role, knowing his Chilean international teammate which will find him with immense passing. We are in fact seeing a new Mesut Özil, he is playing higher, looks deadlier in front of goal, and is using his unique ability to find space which others are unable to occupy, and for his superlative displays, he has been awarded a lucrative new contract.
One Arsenal legend has especially been impressed by Mesut Ozil, as Robert Pires claims he is the new Dennis Bergkamp.
“Mesut has very good qualities, he can normally score a minimum of 12 goals during the Premier League so in my time the maestro was Dennis Bergkamp, and now it is Mesut Özil . I love them both because they play very good football but they play for the team. Not for himself, they play for the team. This point is very important for the future and of course for Arsenal. This is a difference between the last season with Mesut Özil and now because he’s thinking just for himself, and sometimes when you are in front of the target it is very important to score a goal”
For Arsenal fans, this news is massive, it’s almost as big as him signing for the club considering he is now dedicating his peak to the Gunners, the faithful will hope Alexis Sanchez follows suit and signs a new contract with the North Londoners… but only time will tell.