The Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has been the subject of many media reports over the past month or so, not simply because of his fantastic performances so far this season, but also because of the ongoing contract talks with the Gunners.
Contract talks between Mesut Ozil and Arsenal are slow, but steady if you want to believe the most recent reports. Despite the discussions having supposedly started at the back end of last season, talks are still ongoing and they are supposedly coming to terms on a good deal for both the player and the club. It is understood that Ozil wants assurances over Wenger’s future, as well as a weekly wage boost to around the £200,000 mark. Wenger may not be able to give the German international a definite answer over his future just yet, but it seems that Arsenal may be trying to find every possible penny they can to bump up Ozil’s contract.
There have been recent rumours in the papers that suggest Manchester United have been toying with the idea of making Ozil an offer, although I find it unlikely that the German would consider moving to another Premier League club. There has never been a doubt about Ozil’s admiration and love for the club, however of course there is always the possibility that he may at some point feel a move away would be favourable to the player.
However instead Ozil has dropped the biggest hint yet that he about to commit his future to Arsenal. The Gunners star is rumoured to have recently bought a new house in North London for the price of around £10 million. Ozil joins the likes of Koscielny, Mertesacker and Giroud, as well as legends Robert Pires and Thierry Henry by living in the rich suburbs of North London. Although the player surely has plenty of cash to splash around, surely he wouldn’t consider purchasing a new home to move into, if he had any plans of leaving anytime soon?
Although we still await any official news regarding Ozil’s signature on the dotted line, next up for the Gunners is of course Alexis Sanchez, who according to reports, is being slightly harder to convince in committing his long term future to the club.