Arsenal recently presented Mesut Ozil with an improved offer in final bid to secure his services which is believed to be £235,000 per week. This would have made him the highest paid player in the history of the club, but it may all be pointless.
The German international was considering his position and was prepared to meet the deadline from the club and extend his stay in the capital.
However, according to our close sources, it appears that Ozil may now finally go, having failed to get assurances regarding the clubs longterm ambition and its potential transfer activity. It’s not about the money anymore, it’s about the player performing at the highest level for the remaining five or six years of his career.
This is something that will not be possible at the Emirates without substantial outlay in January and even then a challenge could be at least a season or two away. Ozil has been consistent in his comments about his time at Arsenal, declaring that he ‘is happy’
He has had his ups and downs, coming in for heavy criticism for underperforming but he has been one of the rare jewels and has shown his class.
It’s understood that he now feels he would be better off leaving the North London club and unless there is a dramatic turn in events, his departure will be confirmed within the next week.
Ozil is due to meet with his agent and the manager within days but the boss has his work cut out to keep hold of the midfield engine. Although he is 29, Ozil still has time and it’s not impossible for him to gain a host of titles with another club.
Sanchez has all but gone and Ozil is close to following in his footsteps. Wenger has it all to do with limited resources and time ticking away on a two year extension to his contract that is almost halfway through.
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