Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger, has admitted that the club will have to break the bank, to make sure Mesut Ozil signs a new contract.
The playmaker’s current £140,000-a-week deal expires in 2018, but the Gunners are keen to tie him down for a longer period. Ozil reportedly wants improved terms close to £200,000 a week, to remain at the Emirates.
When Wenger was asked about the 28-year-old’s future, he replied: “If you have a good bank, call me.”
Wenger added: “I don’t think he needs convincing. He wants to stay here.
“It’s not just money. Arsenal can win titles of course. But that’s what we have to show. We are in a league where Man City, Man United, Liverpool, Tottenham, Chelsea everybody fights and you cannot guarantee that to anybody.
“We keep that [negotiations] discreet. At due time we will come out with that. We want to keep our best players, of course. But the more I say that, the more he is in a stronger position.”Ozil has scored three times in the Premier League this season, including the winner against Swansea last Saturday.