Mesut Ozil has put pen to paper on a new long-term deal with Arsenal, which will keep him at the club until the summer of 2021.
The German international signed from Real Madrid in the summer of 2013 for a then club record fee of £42.5m. His future has been up in the air for some time, and with less than 6 months of his cirrent deal remaining he’s been free to discuss a contract with clubs abroad since January 1st.
However, the 29 year old has decided to pledge the best remaining years of his career to the Gunners, and the new contract was confirmed today by the reliable David Orstein of the BBC.
EXCLUSIVE: Mesut Ozil signs a new three-and-a-half year contract to remain at Arsenal until summer 2021. Becomes highest-paid player in club history on around £350k per week before tax. Deal agreed last weekend, signed at Colney this morning. Could take him to 8yrs at #AFC & 32yo pic.twitter.com/600XtVnbnH
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) January 31, 2018
After a disappointing night last night against Swansea, it’s a very good news to go with the signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Arsenal should confirm the news today, and we’ll have further reaction and quotes as and when they drop.