Mesut Ozil extends contract with Arsenal

Updated: 03 February, 2018 16:51 IST | IANS | London

Arsenal attacking midfielder Mesut Ozil has signed a contract extension, ending rumours that had linked him with a move to Manchester United or Paris Saint-Germain

In this file photo taken on December 22, 2017, Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil celebrates scoring the team's second goal during the English Premier League football match against Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium in London. German World Cup winner Mesut Ozil gave Arsenal a big boost on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, by finally agreeing a new contract which will see him become the highest paid player in the club's history, according to the BBC. Pic/AFP
Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil. Pic/AFP

Arsenal attacking midfielder Mesut Ozil has signed a contract extension, ending rumours that had linked him with a move to Manchester United or Paris Saint-Germain. "We're delighted to announce that Mesut Ozil has signed a new long-term contract with us," the London football giants Arsenal said on Thursday. The 29-year-old German international, whose previous contract was due to expire in June, will reportedly see his weekly salary rise to 350,000 pounds ($498,100), making him Arsenal's highest paid player, reports Efe.

Since joining Arsenal in 2013 from Real Madrid, Özil has 36 goals and 61 assists in 182 matches for the Gunners, winning three FA Cups. "Proud to announce: I signed dat thing ... three more years with Arsenal! It's been one of the most important decisions of my footballing career and that's why I had to think hard and talk with everyone who's important to me ... good things take time!," Ozil wrote on Twitter.

Ozil's contract extension comes a day after Arsenal signed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund for a club record 56 million pounds ($80 million). Earlier in the January transfer window, Alexis Sanchez left Arsenal to join Man United. Arsenal's Olivier Giroud left for Chelsea.

Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here

Download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get updates on all the latest and trending stories on the go

Trending Video

The content/reporting displayed on our website is provided "AS-IS," "AS AVAILABLE, by us from third party, agencies, sources, without any verification from our side. It may contain error, bugs and other limitations. The reader's can rely on the content at their own will. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability, data, text, images, video, messages, or any other material whatsoever or for any claims/loss/action that the reader may suffer as a result of relying on the content on our site. Mid-day management/ reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

First Published: 03 February, 2018 12:14 IST

Sign up for all the latest news, top galleries and trending videos from

loading image
This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK