Arsenal are believed to be close to landing targets Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan at present, and Mesut Ozil is claimed to be demanding a pay-rise to match the new signings.
The incoming duo played together at Borussia Dortmund previously, and are set to be reunited in North London, with former BVB Chief Scout Sven Mislintat likely to have played a big part in recommending the pair to his new club.
The deals look likely to be completed this week, with the Armenian midfielder moving from Manchester United as part of a swap deal, with him believed to have arrived in London yesterday in order to complete a medical.
The pair are expected to sign contracts worth in excess of £200,000 per-week, and Ozil is set to demand a salary in line with the new stars.
The German international is currently inside the final six months of his current deal, and has been linked with a move away from the club on a free transfer, but has continually reiterated a desire to stay beyond his current contract, and could well sign a new deal.
The same cannot be said for Alexis Sanchez, who has made his intentions clear, and is set to be sent to Manchester United as part of the move to bring Mkhitaryan to North London.
For me it would be crazy to allow Ozil to leave the club if we genuinely have the opportunity to keep him beyond the summer. He is said on a number of occasions that he is happy at the Emirates, and I struggle to understand why we have allowed it get to this point of his deal without an agreement in place.
Is Ozil really willing to sign a new deal? Could he be looking forward to teaming up with the incoming duo? Does he deserve his wages to be on a par with Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan?