Arsenal start contract negotiations with star playmaker

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Arsenal have begun contract negotiations with their star playmaker Mesut Ozil.

The Daily Mail newspaper state that talks between Ozil and the north London based club are underway and that both parties expect a positive resolution.

Ozil currently earns £140,000 per week and has two years left remaining on his existing contract.

The 27-year-old joined Arsenal from Real Madrid back in September 2013 for a club record £42 million and helped Arsenal break their long wait for silverware with back-to-back FA Cup wins.

Ozil has recorded 18 assists and with two matches left this season he still has a chance of matching the Premier League record of 20 set by Thierry Henry.

The Germany international missed the Gunner’s last game due to a hip injury meaning his last chance to break the assist record will come this weekend.

Arsenal take on an already relegated Aston Villa at the Emirates on Sunday.

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