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Arsenal star reveals “absurd” China offer he received last year

It’s been a horrible season for Arsenal and the majority of Gunners fans here in the Tavern are beginning to lose faith with the club very quickly indeed!

In a campaign that has seen Champions League humiliation and inconsistency in the Premier League, manager Arsene Wenger has come under some serious pressure for what seems like the hundredth time in his Emirates reign and much to the dislike of our Gunners-mad barman, he’s still at the helm.

And one man who has been at the heart of some hefty criticism on the pitch in recent weeks is Mesut Ozil, who has not been playing at his best in the slightest.

But one thing that might make Arsenal fans feel a little better towards him right now is that he turned down a huge offer from the Chinese Super League last year, opting to remain in South London instead.

According to the Sun, who have quoted Ozil from his new book “Gunning for Greatness: My Life”, the German received an astronomical offer last year, only to turn it down.

“When I got an offer from China last summer,” Ozil writes, “I didn’t need advice because the offer was too absurd. The Chinese were prepared to pay me £100million net over a period of five years. A fairy tale amount of money that went beyond the limits of my imagination,” he said.

The Gunners end of our pub is happy with Ozil’s rejection but will he still be at the club after this season? Leave your thoughts below! 

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