A source claimed to be close to midfielder Mesut Ozil has claimed that Arsenal are yet to table a contract offer this season.
The German international is into the final 12 months of his current deal, and reports have claimed that the player has demanded an excessive pay-packet which has hampered proceedings.
Most recent speculation claims that Ozil is currently unsure on his intentions for his future, with a move to either Barcelona or Manchester United believed to be possible, while he refuses to rule out staying with us in North-London.
A source close to the player is now insisting that the reason why he has not agreed a new deal as of yet, is simply because he hasn’t been offered one.
“Mesut has not had any contract offer from Arsenal,” an unknown source claimed to be a ‘close friend’ of the star said.
“There were talks about a modest pay rise last season but all those talks ended in March.
“There’s been nothing since then.
“At the time there was uncertainty over Arsene Wenger’s future so the conversations stopped.”
Around March, there was talk that negotiations between Dick Law and the star had broken down, and that the two would no longer be continuing talks on the matter, with Stan Kroenke’s son Josh taking over the talks. Law has since left the club, and according to the source, there has been no further negotiations at all.
It seems absurd to believe that we have made no offer of a contract in seven months, considering the role that Ozil has been playing for the club since joining, and I really struggle to believe that we would have allowed the situation to roll on as it has without trying to fix things.
Could the source be telling to the truth? Would our club really have allowed his contract to run into its final 12 months without any intention of selling or signing a new deal?