Bild: Ozil makes two demands during contract talks, one won't cost Arsenal a penny
By Amir Mir
Mesut Ozil has demanded that Arsenal sign more players and that he is handed the No10 shirt during contract talks with the club, according to a report.
German outlet Bild state the 27-year-old playmaker is prepared in principle to extend his Gunners contract by two-years until 2020 on his next birthday on October 15.
But it is said that Ozil wants to be given Wilshere’s shirt number and assured of the club’s transfer plans before putting pen to paper.
With midfielder Jack Wilshere out on loan at Bournemouth, Ozil would like to take on the iconic shirt number, which he wears for his national side and also sported during his time at Real Madrid.
Bild is also report that Ozil would like Arsene Wenger’s side to be more active in the transfer market after they missed out on a number of targets this summer, including Jamie Vardy and Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette.
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Nevertheless, Wenger spent over £90million on transfers during the summer, with Shkodran Mustafi, Granit Xhaka and Lucas Perez being the bulks of the buys.
However, it is said Ozil is happy at the Emirates stadium and could even extend his contract by a further three years until 2023, as he could become the first Arsenal player to earn £200,000 a week.
Ozil moved to north London in 2013 from Spanish giants Real Madrid for a fee of £42 million scoring 22 goals and providing 43 assists in 124 games.
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