DONE DEAL: Arsenal star signs new contract

Well, well, well. Who saw this coming? Mesut Ozil has signed a new contract at Arsenal.

Ozil, 29, becomes the highest-paid player in the club’s history – earning around £350,000 a week before tax, and has signed a three-and-a-half year deal.

The German has been the subject of months of speculation, with his previous deal due to expire at the end of the season, meaning he was free to discuss his future with other clubs and even agree a pre contract agreement.

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He joined the Gunners from Real Madrid in 2013 for a then club record £42.4m, but had been strongly linked with a move to Manchester United, where he would have been reunited with the Real Madrid manager from his time there, Jose Mourinho.

Ozil has made 21 appearances this term, scoring four goals and recording six assists, including on in last nights defeat to Swansea, and his new deal commits him to the Premier League club until he is 32.

The news tops off a great day for Arsenal fans, who are celebrating the £56m arrival of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who arrives at the club from Borussia Dortmund.