Saturday, February 24, 2024

Reports of contract offers to Ozil and Monreal

The Mirror report this morning that Arsenal are set to offer new contracts to Mesut Ozil and Nacho Monreal as Arsene Wenger looks to retain stability in his squad.

The German international has a deal that runs until 2018, but in the current climate, and with players with two years of less on their deals now holding more cards than ever before, Arsenal want to tie him down with a new deal and improved terms.

The same applies to Monreal, whose deal expires next summer. Having been quizzed on the Spaniard’s future in August, the Arsenal manager said there was nothing stirring in terms of a contract.

“I’m happy with his performances but at the moment we are not in negotiations for a new contract,” he said at the time.

However, having established himself firmly as first choice at left-back due to his consistently excellent performances, it looks as if there’s been a change of heart from the manager – with some rumours suggesting that the former Malaga man has already put pen to paper.

We’ll wait for official confirmation of this, but despite transfer market woes, one of the things the club has improved over the last couple of years is making sure players don’t allow their contracts to run down.

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Cornelius P. Snuffington III

Offering both guys new long-term extensions is a no-brainer, just make sure they sign them! Monreal’s emergence has been so, so brilliant to watch.

Yankee Gooner

His fist pump after Flamini’s first yesterday was just awesome, too.


reminded me of rosicky against newcastle(?)

Arturo Lupoli

Last night showed just how important Ozil is too us, the way we rarely kept the ball and probed in the final third was worrying, Ramsey would be my 5th choice no.10 to be honest, rather Jack, Cazorla and Rosicky ahead of him in that position. I hope people like Neville and Carragher who always slaughter Ozil realise when watching us without him how brilliant he really is. So pleased for Nacho, was unfairly mocked at times by our plastic fans when things weren’t going right for the team, I think he’s always been pretty consistent. One of the best… Read more »


Rambo had a good game yesterday. Some of his passing and through balls were excellent – we just didn’t have the right person on the end of them to make the most of the chances. His work rate was fantastic as well. He might not be a natural 10 but he performs so much better in the middle of the park than he does out wide. It will be interesting to see where he plays this weekend with Santi banned. He’ll probably start alongside Coq and dare I say it, we will look more balanced for it, with Alexis, Ozil… Read more »


Santi isn’t banned for the weekend. 😛


Ahhh he was banned from last night? Nice.


Who gives a f*ck what Neville and Carragher say


No matter the number it’s more than should.


I think the better scenario is not to give two fucks what pundits think of arsenals players, club, manager, kit, fa cup final suits, fa cup final songs, fans, commercial deals, stadium catering, transport links, champions league draws, pitch…….you get the point.


Monreal just makes me happy. He’s hard working, strong and shows great positional awareness. He reminds me in a lot of ways of Sagna in his last couple of seasons with us, except when he does get forward he actually knows how to put in a cross.
By far the most underrated left back in England in my opinion.


If he improves on set pieces he could be the best


Totally agree – he’s been our most consistent player this season by far

Santi's Smile

Broadcast of last night’s game showed the bench after Flamini’s first. Pretty sure Nacho was up on his feet cheering and celebrating. Enjoyed his first interviews in English last year, too. Really appreciate what seems to be a great attitude. Definitely will enjoy seeing more of him as a Gunner in the future.

Lord Nicki B

Mesut’s been hands down the best creator in the PL this year. He’s a hard worker, worked on his weaknesses ever since he arrived. Top lad. Keep him and get someone to finish all those chances


Fingers crossed Mesut signs an extension and all that agent talk of a Fenerbahce move was just so they could glean a few extra bucks from us.

Pass debuchy from the left hand side

Quite honestly, if he went to Fenerbache at 26 or 27 (I forget which) that would be such a colossal waste of his talent. Can’t imagine that’s even a possibility really.


They just wouldn’t have the money to sign him. No way.


No way I could see Fenerbahce happening, but hopefully this is not spurred on by having his head turned elsewhere, dissatisfaction with all of the assists he SHOULD already have, or the treatment he gets from some corners. It would be a real shame if that went wrong.


I saw someone on here say recently how unlucky nacho is not to be in the Spain squad. Good!! We don’t want him over with those fucking shit eaters telling him about his Madrid DNA and Xavi trying to bum him up


We absolutely needed to get Oezil to extend. But on improved terms? I’m not too sure that he has earned it. The guy has to step up for real, especially in the big games.


Yesterday: Celta Vigo 4 – Barcelona 1 (with Suarez, Messi, Neymar, Iniesta) and it wasn’t even a big game. If a bunch of so called world class players can’t beat Celta Vigo, how do you want Özil to beat the Manchester, Chelsea… by himself. Or you put the others in the same “they don’t show in big games” blablabla.


Well we’ve got this new Theo contract setting the bar, you see.


Sign them up

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