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Mesut Ozil has not been offered a new deal, according to a source close to him via the Daily Star.
There have been several talks about the midfielder leaving the Emirates at the end of the season, due to the lack of progress as a regards a contract extension.
It’s been reported by several media outlets that Ozil is demanding £350,000 a week while Arsenal are prepared to offer him £275,000 a week. We’ve also been made to believe that the German is unwilling to reduce his demand and Arsenal have grown tired of him and are now prepared to sell him in January.
However, a close friend has given a different account on the situation.
According to Ozil’s friend, Arsenal are yet to offer the German a new contract.
“Mesut has not had any contract offer from Arsenal,” the source told The Sun .
“There were talks about a modest pay rise last season but all those talks ended in March.
“There’s been nothing since then.
“At the time there was uncertainty over Arsene Wenger’s future so the conversations stopped.”
The source also said the reports of Ozil’s excessive wage demand ar false.
“He has not been offered £300,000 a week — in fact, he has no offers on the table from Arsenal or any other club,” the source added.
“And he is not seeking to become the highest-paid player in the Premier League.
“That’s not his aim.”
I don’t want to believe that Arsenal are yet to offer Ozil a new deal. No club would allow his best players go into the final year of their contract without doing something.
The likeliest scenario is that Arsenal are yet to offer the German a contract that appeals to him.