Mesut Ozil: Arsenal star turns down £5m offer to join Al Nassr

Mesut Ozil: Arsenal star turns down £5m offer to join Al Nassr

- Mesut Ozil will remain at Arsenal and will not move to Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr

- The ex-Germany international was offered a lucrative £5million contract which was turned down

- The 31-year-old last featured for Mikel Arteta's side in March and managed to score a goal last season

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Mesut Ozil has 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.

Mesut Ozil turns down lucrative £5m offer to join Al Nassr
Mesut Ozil turns down lucrative £5m offer to join Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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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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Reports claim Ozil does not want a move to the Middle East but would rather play in the Major League Soccer (MLS) in the United States.

Arsenal are believed to want to re-open talks with the controversial midfielder regarding his £350,000-per-week contract in January.

But the former Germany international is understood to want the full £13m left on his contract paid before he would walk away.

Legendary manager Arsene Wenger who handed Ozil the new lucrative deal has insisted that Arteta can still get the best out of the midfielder in his quest for a Premier League title.

Ozil joined Arsenal seven years back from Real Madrid for a club record of £42.5m but has not played a game for the Gunners since the beginning of the new campaign.

He managed only a goal in 18 Premier League appearances last season and has been dropped from the Gunners' Europa League campaign.

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Speaking about his future to The Athletic, Ozil said:

"Things have been difficult but I love Arsenal.
"I'll decide when I go, not other people. I'll give everything I have for this club."

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo could have been an Arsenal player before Man United got ahead of the Gunners to sign the Portuguese star, Arsene Wenger claims.

The Portuguese star is now regarded as one of the greatest the game has ever produced when he joined the Red Devils from Sporting Lisbon in 2003.

He won three Premier League titles in a row and a Champions League victory before he left for Real Madrid in 2009.

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