Arsenal have confirmed that Mesut Ozl has put pen to paper on a new contract that is believed to be worth £350,000-a-week.
Ozil’s contract was due to run out at the end of the season and he had been linked with moves to Manchester United, Barcelona and Juventus.
However, unlike former team-mate Alexis Sanchez, who joined United, Ozil has signed a new contract that will run until 2021.
It has been widely reported that the new contract see him earn £350,000-a-week, more than any other player in the history of the club.
Ozil wrote on social media that he was ‘proud’ to have signed the new deal and called it ‘one of the most important decisions of my footballing career.’
Ozil wrote “#YaGunnersYa …. ooh yaaa 😎📝 Proud to announce: I signed dat thing 😁 3 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!
” In the end I let my heart decide. ”
“As I always said, I feel at home here and I’m highly motivated to achieve big things in the next few years. Once a Gunner, always a Gunner! 💥 #M1Ö #WeAreTheArsenal #London.”
British media reported that the new deal is worth up to 350,000 pounds ($500,000) a week, making the World Cup winner the highest-paid player at the club.
Ozil joined Arsenal from Real Madrid in 2013 for a then club-record of about 42.5 million pounds.
The playmaker has made 182 appearances for Arsenal in all competitions, scoring 36 goals and providing 61 assists.
The announcement came a day after Arsenal bolstered their attacking line-up with the signing of striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund for a club-record fee.