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summer has seen numerous players linked with an exit from North London but the Gunners have remained adamant that players will only leave on their terms, adopting a very strong stance.
Arsene Wenger is prepared to let Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain start the new season with less than a year remaining on their contracts, which means the Gunners risk losing the trio’s services for nothing next summer, but Arsenal are confident a deal for the former is set to go ahead.
The Sun claims Arsenal believe a breakthrough has been made in the club’s quest to tie Ozil down to a new £225k-a-week deal, with the World Cup winner reportedly giving the impression that he’s ready to put pen to paper.
Securing a new deal for Ozil will be a significant boost for the Gunners and they’re certainly aided by the fact that interest in the German’s services from across Europe has cooled, with none of the interested parties prepared to pay the sort of price the player is looking for.
A new deal would give Arsenal a feather in their cap in the quest to push forward and may in turn help in persuading the likes of Alexis and Oxlade-Chamberlain to remain at the club.