Mesut Ozil set for £200,000-a-week deal at Arsenal

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Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil looks set to become the club's first £200,000-a-week player.

This has been reported in both the Mirror and the Daily Mail, with the former claiming that Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is confident that the technically gifted star will sign a new deal in north London. 

Ozil has been one of the club's standout players this season and has enjoyed a prominent role under Wenger's guidance. 


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As it stands, the former Real Madrid player has two years remaining on his current £140,000-a-week deal at the Emirates, so it appears that the club are ready to reward him following his fine performances. 

The report from the Mirror claims that add-ons and bonuses will help him hit the  £200k-a-week barrier at Arsenal. 

Sanchez and Ozil 

The Mirror claim, however, that the club are less certain over the future of Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez. 

The ex-Barcelona man has endured a tricky second season on English soil but is still recognised as one of the club's elite players. 

Arsenal fans, then, will be desperate to see both Ozil and Sanchez commit their futures to the club sooner rather than later. 

They will certainly be pleased by the club's ambition to offer such a large salary to Ozil, but it remains to be seen as to whether they offer Sanchez a similar amount. 


While keeping their best players at the club will prove vital for long-term success, fans of the Gunners will also be hoping to see a couple of top-class signings arrive this summer. 

As mentioned in the Mirror, Granit Xhaka and Alvaro Morata are both players the club are interested in signing ahead of the 2016/17 campaign. 

Borussia Monchengladbach's Xhaka is recognised as one of the most talented midfielders in the Bundesliga. He won't come cheap, however, with the report claiming that the club may well have to spend as much as £30 million to secure his services.

The report also indicates that the club are interested in Juventus striker Alvaro Morata. The forward may well have failed to hold down a regular role in Juve's side, but he would most definitely prove a fine coup for Wenger's side. 

One thing is for sure, it looks set to be a very busy summer at the Emirates. 

Arsenal fans: What do you make of the Ozil news? Have your say below! 

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