Arsenal news: Star playmaker may sign lucrative £300k per week deal due to lack of interest

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Arsenal news: Star playmaker Mesut Ozil may sign lucrative £300k per week deal due to lack of interest

Germany international playmaker Mesut Ozil may opt to remain at Arsenal for the long-term due to a lack of interest in him.

The 28-year-old currently has under 12-months remaining on his contract with the Gunners.

According to the Mirror’s John Cross, Ozil has been offered a mega £300,000-a-week deal contract extension.

Per the source, Ozil hasn’t had many offers from other clubs which may lead him to penning a new deal with Arsenal.

Cross went onto say that interest is high for the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Alex Oxlade Chamberlain – who both have under 12-months left on their current deals.

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”[Arsenal] want to give him [Ozil] a new contract, without doubt,” Cross told the Mirror.

“But most people would see that as ‘protecting the asset’ as much as truly wanting him to stay.

“Let’s be honest here: Mesut Ozil hasn’t had a raft of offers like some of other guys, like Alexis Sanchez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, have had. It’s changed. 

“At some point, Mesut Ozil might turn around and say, ‘You know what? I could leave on a free [next summer] and maybe get a really good package as a free transfer… or I could stay here, where I’m being offered £300,000 a week.

“This [the offer to Ozil] is unchartered territory for Arsenal”

Ozil was harshly criticised following Arsenal’s 1-0 defeat at the hands of Stoke City last weekend. The Germany international provided 14 assists and scored 12 goals in 44 appearances for the north London-based club last season.

Arsenal face a tough away clash with Liverpool at Anfield this weekend as they look to return to winning ways.