Arsenal planning to offer new contract to €20m-rated attacker
The London giants have reportedly not yet put a deal extension on the table for Mesut Ozil as his current contract is ready to expire in 2021. Former Germany international joined Arsenal in 2013 and has since gone on to play 254 games for the Gunners while bagging 44 goals and 77 assists.
Mesut has gradually struggled to have a decisive impact for Gunners though, managing only one goal and three assists in 23 games so far this campaign. Arsenal haven’t put new terms on the table yet leading to further talk of a possible departure, with his problematic £350,000-a-week wages being cited.
There is uncertainty over his future at the London club as his current contract expires in 2021, and it’s now suggested that the Gunners have yet to offer him new terms amid the growing threat of either losing him for nothing next year or having to sell him this summer to avoid his value dropping.
Given Ozil’s limited impact on the pitch coupled with that huge salary, it could arguably be the smart move from the London giants to sell Mesut this summer and try to recoup some sort of fee.
That could be easier said than done given his wages, while the 31-year-old attacker has played a key role since Spaniard was appointed and on his day, stays a top-class footballer when in form.
In turn, time will tell if a deal offer will be forthcoming from Arsenal in the coming months, or if they do indeed plan to opt against putting new terms on the table and look to move the German playmaker on if a satisfactory offer was to arrive.