It’s looking more likely by the day that Mesut Ozil will up sticks and leave Arsenal at the end of the season.
By the summer, the Germany international will have just a year left on his current contract.
With the Gunners in turmoil off the field after suffering a 10-2 aggregate defeat to Bayern Munich and falling out of the top four, it’s easy to see why the playmaker is reluctant to commit his future to the club.
Nonetheless, it’s not out of the question that Ozil will stay at the Emirates.
He’s not been as vocal in his unhappiness as team-mate Alexis Sanchez, and it may well be that he’s simply waiting until the end of the campaign when he can focus properly on the negotiations.
The Evening Standard have it that both Ozil and Sanchez are demanding not just the £200,000 a week it was originally thought, but a massive £290,000 a week to put them level with Manchester United’s Paul Pogba.
The jury’s still out on whether Pogba is worthy of that kind of salary, but it seems even more ludicrous that Ozil would make those demands given the performances he’s put in over recent months.
Sanchez is at least in a slightly stronger position in that regard, but it makes it seem all the more unlikely that either of the two will be able to come to an agreement with the club.