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Transfer balls: Arsenal gazump themselves in Ozil contract talks

by | 17th, October 2016

Transfer balls: Will Arsenal keep Mesut Ozil beyond his contract, which expires in 2018? The media has been chattering about this for months.

Today Sky Sports says Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger “believes challenging for titles” will “convince” Ozil to sign an Arsenal contract extension.

Or as Wenger puts it, “I don’t think he needs convincing.” Ah. “He wants to stay here. If you have a good bank, call me! It’s not just money. Arsenal can win titles of course. But that’s what we have to show. We are in a league where Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham, Chelsea, everybody fights and you cannot guarantee that.”

The BBC says says Arsenal “will have to spend big” to keep the German.

How big?

The Daily Mirror says Ozil wants £200,000-a-week.

In May he got it because back then the Mirror told us: “Wenger is ready to make Mesut Ozil Arsenal’s first £200,000-a-week player.”

The Independent says Özil “wants £250,000-a-week“.

The Metro says, “Gunners confident Mesut Ozil will sign new £180,000-a-week deal.”

The Metro also says Ozil wants a “£160,000-per-week contract”.

They haven’ got a clue, have they.

 



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