- Mesut Ozil has gotten £8m loyalty bonus from his EPL side Arsenal
- The German footballer has not played any game for the Gunners this term
- Ozil's contract renewal in 2018 helped him to get the latest bonus from the club
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Mesut Ozil has reportedly been paid massive £8m loyalty bonus by Premier League side Arsenal at the end of September despite not playing a game for the Gunners this term.
The future of the German footballer has been in doubt for a while and the former Real Madrid star has also not played for Arsenal since March.
Ozil played in every Premier League game under Arteta until the term was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic and has not featured for the North London side since then.
There have been rumours he could still leave Arsenal with Al-Nassr apparently interested in paying him a lucrative salary to play in their League.
According to the report on Daily Mail citing Athletic, Mesut Ozil got the bonus based on the clause on the contract he signed for the Gunners in 2018.
The report added that Arsenal chiefs are now ready to hold talks with Ozil and his representatives so as for them to get rid of his big money in January 2021.
Ozil has been playing for Arsenal since he joined from Real Madrid in 2013 and the German has won three FA Cup titles with the Gunners and also the EFL Cup.
Meanwhile, Arsenal will be facing Manchester City in the next game as the Gunners currently occupy the fourth position on the table with 9 points after 4 games.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Mesut Ozil reportedly refused a £5million offer from Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr as he looks to see out the remainder of his contract at the Emirates.
The German midfielder who currently earns £350,000-per-week with the Gunners has not played a match since the first week of March.
According to Tyc Sports, a two-year contract has been put on the table for the World Cup winner from the Arabian club.
However, it is understood the 31-year-old is not ready to leave the north London club despite being frozen out by Mikel Arteta.
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