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Arsenal ready to sell Mesut Ozil

Arsenal are yet to offer a new contract deal for Mesut Ozil, but it is reported that the Gunners are ready to sell him this summer.

Ozil is the highest paid player for Arsenal with £350 000 per week, but his current deal is expiring in 2021.

Arsenal bought the midfielder back in 2013 £42.4million fee from Real Madrid and that makes him one of the longest-serving players for the Gunners.

After Alexis Sanchez left the club to join Manchester United in 2018 Ozil became the highest paid player in Arsenal, but now the club hierarchy is not sure if they want to extend his current deal.

Ozil was sidelined for a long period of time under the management of Unai Emery, but under the new head coach Mikel Arteta he is having enough play time.

Despite that, the club is still unsure whether they are going to cash him out this summer, or they are going to let him go as a free agent in the next season.

Ozil is the highest earner in the squad and even the team captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is getting a lower salary of £200 000 per week.

The 31-year-old midfielder is reported to be one of the three players who rejected the 12.5 per cent wage cut.

The rest of the squad agreed to the 12-month wage reduce, with the agreement that the salaries will be fully paid if the team qualified to the Champions League, or partly paid if they enter the Europa League.

However, Ozil said that he wants to see how the money are spent and then decide to reduce his wage.

Arsenal are now facing the problem to lose two player on a free transfer next year.

The Gunners are facing real difficulties to convince the team captain Aubameyang to renew his contract, which expires in 2021.

If Arteta is not willing to let the Gabonese go for free in the next season he have to find a way to convince him to stay or sell him in the upcoming transfer window.

However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, there is a big fall in the transfer values and now it was reported that Aubameyang could leave the Emirates stadium for around £30 million.

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