Arsene Wenger has showed us that he is willing to spend big money in the transfer market if he thinks it is the right thing for the club, with the signing of the Germany international Mesut Ozil a couple of years back for over £40 million almost trebling the club record at the time.
And now it looks like the manager could be set to break another record. Don’t get too excited though, because it is for the same player as a report in The Mirror claims that Wenger is set to offer Ozil a bumper new contract as a reward for the scintillating form our attacking midfield star has been in this season, or more accurately ever since he came back from a spell on the sidelines with a knee injury last season.
As the German play maker is currently on about the same wages as our Chile international forward Alexis Sanchez and they are the club’s top earners, any new deal for Ozil would be likely to take him past Alexis in the salary stakes. He has certainly been brilliant for us this year and his creative stats are the best of any player in Europe’s big leagues but is he really worth more than the Chilean dynamo?