Mesut Ozil is demanding N149,400,000 per week from Arsenal

Arsenal are reluctant to increase Mesut Ozil’s contract offer amid growing concerns over his commitment.
The German is the club's top earner but there are concerns over his commitment to the club
Ozil, 28, is the club’s top earner on £140,000 a week but is locked in a protracted contract stand-off after refusing to sign an extension worth around £250,000 a week.
Ozil was ineffective against Tottenham
The Germany midfielder feels he deserves closer to £300,000 which in Naira is N149,400,000 and talks are due to resume at the end of the season.
But there is a feeling behind the scenes at the Emirates that such a deal is not value for money. Ozil has under-performed this season, particularly in recent weeks as Arsenal’s league form dipped.

His latest poor display against Tottenham on Sunday drew criticism from supporters who have previously stuck by him. And the former Real Madrid man’s displays have not gone unnoticed by the coaching staff.
Likewise, Gunners sources have indicated that there are lingering frustrations regarding Ozil over his effort in training.
Arsenal will press Ozil for a quick decision when talks recommence. If he still refuses to sign, Arsenal will look to sell him.

The Ozil situation did little for the mood after Sunday’s 2-0 derby defeat by Tottenham, which means Arsenal will finish below their north London rivals for the first time in 22 years.

English former professional footballer who played as a defender from 1984 to 2005 notably in the Premier League for Arsenal, Martin Keown, said;
"Arsenal are simply carrying Mesut Ozil and they cannot afford to do so. It is very clear that he is not giving everything to the cause.
It looks as if Ozil has given up on his team-mates. I don’t know whether he is trying to sulk his way to a move.
Who does he think he is kidding with his performances? He is supposed to be Arsenal’s most influential player, their playmaker. Against Tottenham he was just jogging around the pitch."

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