Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern will be the first to admit that they’ve been concerned by their poor performances this season, and what it may mean for their transfer activity this summer, but there’s reason to be excited.
The Daily Mirror state the Gunners are closing in on a new deal for Premier League superstar Mesut Ozil, securing his future to the north London giants and eliminating any fear that he could leave the Gunners in the close season.
27-year-old Ozil has been a phenomenal asset since joining the club three-years ago and remains the most expensive player in Arsenal history. This summer though, he’s set to smash a further record by becoming the Gunners first £200k-a-week player.
Ozil is already the best player in Arsenal’s squad, on a £140k-a-week deal, but Arsene Wenger is keen to cement his future within the squad, as he has two years remaining on his deal- which would be a concern next summer.
Our landlord feels this is a major statement of intent from Arsenal though and shows they have the financial strength to compete- but he’s urging the Gunners to make further landmark deals.
Arsenal fans, is Ozil deserving of this phenomenal deal? Let us know in the comments below!