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It’s mixed news to report regarding the contract situation of Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil.
Of late, while there have been no news to report regarding any progress on an extension for the German international who is into his last year of his contract at the Emirates, Gooners began to fear the worst about the possibility of losing their star midfielder on a free at the end of the current campaign.
Recent reports have now disclosed encouraging news albeit with a slight concern on the Ozil situation.
Whilst it has now been reported that Arsenal are indeed in negotiations with the German’s representatives about a new long term deal, the player’s camp are however making use of rivals Manchester United’s interest to demand for astronomical wages for the World Cup winner.
According to the Mirror via Daily Cannon, Mesut Özil’s advisors reportedly used Manchester United in the last round of contract negotiations with Arsenal, in an attempt to get a better deal with the Gunners.
The report further states that although talks are still ongoing, the 28-year-old isn’t happy with the current offer from the Gunners, and has now shown that other Premier League clubs are willing to pay the wages he is demanding.
With the player edging closer to the end his contract, Arsenal must thread carefully to avoid another break down in negotiations.
Alexis Sanchez is already certain to depart the Emirates next summer, the possibility of losing the Chilean and Ozil in the same window for nothing is very scary.
Next summer is already shaping up to be a very crucial one for Wenger if Ozil is doesn’t agree to an extension, to say it would be difficult to adequately replace both World class players in the same window is an understatement.