Germany international Mesut Ozil has reportedly made a key decision on his future amid the impending arrival of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday.
The World Cup has been reluctant to consider a contract extension over the past year, but according to Bild, the signing of Aubameyang is likely to end the contract saga with Ozil more than happy to commit for the next two to three years.
Ozil is currently on a basic wage package of around £140,000-a-week, and he is expected to receive a significant increase on his salary with Bild suggesting that he could become the league’s second highest earner behind ex-teammate Alexis Sanchez at £305,000-a-week.
The 29-year-old helped the Gunners opened the scoring versus Swansea City last night after a delightful assist for Nacho Monreal. However, things did not as planned thereafter as the club’s defensive vulnerabilities came to the fray to cost them a 3-1 defeat.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan showed glimpses of his ability on his Gunners debut coming in the second period, and he is likely to be reunited with Aubameyang with a medical scheduled to be completed on Wednesday morning before the striker inks a long-term deal.