Arsenal have officially announced midfielder Mesut Ozil has signed a new contract. The Gunners have also announced the signing of Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in a day of blockbuster deals by the club.
Ozil has signed a new contract worth £350,000-a-week that will run through 2021. It is the same figure Alexis Sanchez received from Manchester United. However, Ozil has been given praise for his attitude this season. Sanchez was criticised by many for the way he acted as he worked for a move away from the Emirates.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 31, 2018
Arsenal’s Twitter account also officially announced the signing of Aubameyang from Dortmund. The club now has an exceptional attacking quartet of Alexandre Lacazette, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Aubameyang and Ozil.
After the announcements of both Ozil’s contract and Aubameyang’s signing, Twitter was a buzz with excitement.
Özil, Mkhitaryan, Lacazette and Aubameyang in the same team, you say? Hmm. Well, I suppose it *could* work for a year or two if your defence and midfield are really solid. … Hang on, you do have a really solid defence and midfield, don’t you?
— Oliver Kay (@OliverKayTimes) January 31, 2018
— ArsenalFanTV (@ArsenalFanTV) January 31, 2018
Mesut Özil could have essentially moved anywhere in Europe when he left Madrid. Even now, despite all of the problems at the club, he's signed a new deal for three and a half year deal. As far as I'm concerned, he's the first Arsenal legend of the Emirates era.
— Patrick Timmons (@PatrickTimmons1) January 31, 2018
Sanchez wanted £350kpw from Arsenal and the club laughed and sold him. Özil wanted £350kpw and he got it without any fuss. Really does show you the difference in quality between the pair.
— AntMcfc (@AntMcfcStats) January 31, 2018
— Joey (@joeygriffiths) January 30, 2018
Unsure why so many #Arsenal fans feel we NEED #Aubameyang – what we need is a DM, CB, GK, and an actual winger. What we need is a different system/balance/tactical approach. We don't need another CF who's even more reliant on service/support than Lacazette is, IMO #AFC
— Andrew Thompson (@AFCBvB1410) January 28, 2018
Arsenal are coming off of a loss to Swansea in the Premier League. The Gunners are three points behind fifth place Tottenham who have a game in hand.