Arsenal: Mesut Ozil is Gunners most paid player with £350,000-per-week

Arsenal: Mesut Ozil is Gunners most paid player with £350,000-per-week

- Arsenal's weekly wage bill has been revealed with Mesut Ozil topping the earners' table

- The German midfielder has not featured for the Gunners since football returned in June

- Bukayo Saka signed a new deal and earns £30,000-a-week at the North London club

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German midfielder Mesut Ozil remains Arsenal's most paid player with a staggering £350,000-per-week wage despite his limited playing time at the club.

His pay outweighs that of Pierre-Emerich Aubameyang who earns £200,000-per-week and 12 times more than Bukola Saka after signing a new deal earlier this year.

The 18-year-old sensation broke into the Gunners senior team in late 2018 and has risen to become one of the starters - and he has moved from his previous £3,000 to £30,000.

Even when played out of position, the youngster excelled in the position and was key to their FA Cup triumph earlier this month.

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After signing a new deal, Gunners boss Mikel Arteta said: "Bukayo is a talented and intelligent young player.

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"He has impressed me with his work ethic and attitude to learn and adapt, and it has paid off in his performances.

Arsenal: Mesut Ozil is Gunners most paid player with £350,000-per-week

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"I am excited to continue working with him to develop him further, and for him to help us achieve our goals."

  • Mesut Ozil - £350,000
  • Pierre-Emerich Aubameyang £200,000
  • Alexandre Lacazette £182,000
  • Nicola Pepe £140,000
  • David Luiz £125,000
  • Hector Bellerin £110,000
  • Kolasinac - £100,000
  • Bernd Leno - £100,000
  • Granit Xhaka - £100,000
  • Sokratis - £92,000

Meanwhile, Ozil, the highest earner at the Emirates Stadium has not played since the return of football in June but rakes in £350,000 week in, week out.

Frenchman Alexandre Lacazette is the third on the list of top earners at the North London club with a whopping £182,000 weekly.

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He has however been linked with a move away from the club, along with the top two earners this summer.

Ivorian star Nicolas Pepe's £140,000 makes him the fourth most paid player at Arsenal while David Luiz (£125,000) and Hector Bellerin (£110,000) come in next.

The trio of Sead Kolasinac, Bernd Leno and Granit Xhaka.earn £100,000-per-week and Sokratis wraps up the top ten earners at the club.

Down at the bottom, Saka is joined by Gabriel Martinelli, Rob Holding, Emiliano Martinez and Konstantinos Mavropanos are also in the £30,000-and-under group.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Mesut Ozil claims his refusal to accept a pay-cut the lockdown was as a result of players being forced to make the decision.

The German midfielder also insisted that he will not be forced to leave the club despite not playing a single minute after the three-month break.

The 31-year-old pockets £350,000-a-week and refused a 12.5 percent pay cut despite the persuasion from Gunners boss Mikel Arteta.

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