According to an ITK reporting from Manchester, Mesut Ozil only wants a 30% pay rise and the guarantee of wearing Jack Wilshere’s number 10 shirt to remain at Arsenal next season.

He claims that Ozil only wants to leave Arsenal to join Manchester United if no new deal can be agreed, and that Turkey and Italy are of no interest to the German superstar. The only other two sides of interest to Ozil would be Real Madrid or Barcelona, which he could make huge strides to do in January if he does decide to leave Arsenal.

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The report claims Ozil wants to go from around £150,000 a week to over £200,000 to make him one of our highest earners which is surely feasible for Arsenal after shipping Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain out this summer.

Ciaran Kelly from the Manchester Evening News ‘understands that’ there has been no concrete offer from Manchester United, but Ozil would like to go back to working with Jose Mourinho and his magic chequebook if he does leave The Emirates.

A MEN ‘source’ is quoted as saying in the report:

“I know he is always in contact with Mourinho because he likes him. He thinks he is the best coach he every played for, he has a special relationship with him…”

Let’s be honest, we need to keep Ozil at all costs, I knew he can be frustrating at times, but the stats don’t lie and he remains one of the best players ever to grace the Premier League and wear the red and white sleeves, he must stay.