German star ready to hand Gunners boss Arsene Wenger a huge boost as he indicates he is ready to accept a new £225,000-a-week deal at the Emirates Stadium
Ozil’s is giving the impression that he is preparing to accept the £225,000-a-week on offer.
Arsenal believe they have made a breakthrough in contract talks with Mesut Ozil
Arsene Wenger now looks like he has convinced the star to pen a new deal at the Emirates
His representatives have been trying to find another club in Europe but there have been no takers on that kind of money.
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The Gunners have been sweating on his and fellow contract rebel Alexis Sanchez’s future.
However, they now look like they are set to secure at least one of their stars.
Wenger raised eyebrows when he claimed having players in the last year of their contracts was ideal.
Sanchez, Ozil, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jack Wilshere all have contracts expiring in 12 months.
And that means the club are at risk of losing a number of key assets without recouping any money for them.
Mesut Ozil has less than 12 months remaining on his contract
He now looks set to pen a new £225,000-a-week deal
Meanwhile, the German winger has returned to training with Arsenal.
The 28-year-old now looks set to feature for Arsene Wenger’s side in Friday’s Premier League opener against Leicester City.
Despite Ozil’s appearance, Sanchez is out with an abdominal strain.
Arsene Wenger has a number of stars in the last year of his contract
Mesut Ozil has been at Arsenal since 2013
Mesut Ozil has won 84 caps for Germany
The Chilean striker is set to be sidelined for the Foxes clash and remains a doubt for their trip to Stoke a week later.
Aaron Ramsey, who was considered doubtful by boss Wenger after carrying a calf injury, also returned to the squads training session.
Per Mertesacker featured, despite carrying a war wound above his eye after his collision with Gary Cahill.
Mesut Ozil celebrates winning the FA Cup on the Wembley pitch
The Gunners have looked mighty fine in pre-season – winning both the Emirates Cup and Community Shield in recent weeks.
And they’re sure to want to start their Premier League campaign with a victory over Leicester.
The north London side have beaten Leicester at home in their last 10 Premier League fixtures – the most out of any side in the division.
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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insists stars such as Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil playing with just a year left on contracts is ‘ideal’