MESUT SIGNS TO STAY AT ARSENAL UNTIL 2021
It had been the most asked question of the Transfer season among Arsenal fans will he stay or will he go? Probably even more so than the now Departed Alexis Sanchez, because while there was an air of finality to Sanchez’s situation Mesut Ozil seemed more unsure as rumors were running wild across Social media.
But eventually last night all the speculation were put to rest finally.
MESUT OZIL admitted he let his heart rule his head to sign his new £350,000-a-week Arsenal contract.
The German playmaker deliberated for 18 months of negotiations before finally committing himself to a new deal that effectively takes him to the end of his career. And all Arsenal fans all over the world are filled with joy. Even though h was initially not loved due to what seemed like his lazy approach to games and all. But they have now grown to love him and the German also has also been bitten by the love bug for the London Giants.
Ozil, 29, is now contracted to Arsenal until the summer of 2021 and admitted: “In the end I let my heart decide.”
In a message on his social media channels, the highest-paid player in the club’s history confirmed: “Proud to announce I signed three more years with Arsenal.
“It’s been one of the most important decisions of my footballing career. That’s why I had to think hard and talk with everyone who’s important to me. But good things take time.
“As I always said, I feel at home here and I’m highly motivated to achieve big things in the next few years. Once a Gunner, always a Gunner!”
Arsenal were only able to agree a new deal with Ozil after Alexis Sanchez had signed for Manchester United as they could not afford to meet the extraordinary financial demands of both players.
Now Arsene Wenger is hoping that his players will no longer be distracted by the constant speculation which has accompanied their Premier League collapse.
Midfielder Mohamed Elneny said: “Now there is nobody focusing on signing a new contract or leaving.
“This will give us a lot of stability because all of the players are staying and everyone is focused on the next part of the season.
“I was very happy when Mesut told me that he had signed a new deal with the club.
“He’s a very important player on and off the field, someone who finds everything easy to do.”
Confirmation of Ozil’s new contract came the day after Arsenal completed a club record £60million deal for striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
But they missed out with an audacious £12million bid for West Brom defender Jonny Evans in the final hours of transfer deadline day.
West Brom boss Alan Pardew insisted: “I’ve sat here for weeks saying ‘don’t make a bid on the last day because you’re not going to get what you want’.
“It wasn’t for any lack of warning to Arsenal. Unless they made a bid a bid that was going to knock us off our chair, we weren’t going to sell. And it was nowhere near that.
“So they probably got the response they were expecting with that bid.”