Arsenal star Ozil is the 12th most highest-paid footballer in the world

Arsenal playmaker Mesut Özil is the 12th most highly-paid footballer in the world according to Forbes.

The Gunners star man is the highest paid player at the North London based club.

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Özil is reported to earn a total of $19.1 million per-season, $12.8 million of which stems from salary and bonuses while $6.3 million derives from sponsorship.

The 26-year-old has major endorsement deals with Adidas, Gatorade and Cyrus Genève.

The World Cup winner is currently on his second year of a 5-year contract with the Gunners worth $63 million.

Özil’s sports agency – Özil Marketing GmbH represent FC Koln youth players Barış Sarıkaya and Anıl Çapkın both born in Germany to Turkish parents.

Özil recently replaced his father with his sibling Mutlu Özil as chief executive officer of his sports agency.

The 25-year-old also employs media consultant Roland Eitel and Haimspel, an agency which looks after his Facebook page.

The Arsenal star also recently joined his teammate Jack Wilshere on the books of Wasserman Media Group headed by Fahri Ecvet.