Arsenal are set to hold a meeting with Mesut Ozil and his agent over a possible termination of the German midfielder’s current contract
Mesut Ozil arrived at Arsenal in the summer of 2013 for a hefty sum of 47 million euros and managed to make an instant impact with his vision and finesse showcased on the pitch. The German midfielder managed to score 7 and assist 14 times in 42 appearances for the Gunners in his debut season.
Injuries and off the pitch controversies have led to a sharp decline in his game time and form, averaging 25 games a season for the Gunners in the past few seasons. Nonetheless, the German midfielder has won 4 FA Cups and 2 Community Shield and managed to provide 77 assists and score 44 goals in his six-year tenure with the club which is quite impressive.
In 2018, the 2014 World Cup winner signed a new contract with the north London club for a mammoth weekly wage of 350,000 pounds a week that would see him at the club until 2021, a substantial increase from his initial contract with the club worth 150,000 pounds per week.
According to the reports, Arsenal is re-opening talks with the German midfielder over the termination of his current contract with the club. The Gunners are trying their best in order to reach a settlement with the 31-year-old midfielder in order to save money in this crucial environment caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.
It is understood by the reports that the midfielder does not want to leave any money behind from his current contract and is looking forward to the completion of his tenure at the club with no intention to conclude his contract early.
After being dropped from 25 man Europa League squad, the scope of first-team football with Arsenal seems negligible for World Cup winner. Alongside his noticeable omission, the midfielder hasn’t played a single minute of Premier League football this season, further indicating his future at the club.
It seems like Mesut Ozil’s Arsenal is heading towards a sad ending which could see him without a club in January, but a prospect of an MLS switch still in contention with American clubs could look forward to signing the 31-year-old German midfielder who would be a massive marque signing for any interested club.
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