During the summer and January transfer windows, Mesut Ozil was among the players being touted with a move.
The Arsenal star’s contract was due to expire at the end of the season, which left supporters nervous about the future of one of their key players.
Attention over the German international’s future intensified after his teammate Alexis Sanchez left to join Manchester United in January.
However, instead of moving on to pastures new, Ozil decided to sign a new long-term contract at the North London outfit.
Now, the World Cup winner has opened up about his decision to stay with the Gunners, telling Arsenal Player that the city of London played a role when he was mulling over his options.
As expected, Arsenal fans were delighted that the midfielder committed his future to the Premier League outfit.
In response to Ozil’s latest interview, some have suggested that the financial boost also played a part in the decision-making process.
350k a week may have helped
— Katie Louiise ❤ (@katiielouisee21) March 13, 2018
— Rodi (@whathappend2) March 13, 2018
There is £350,000 reasons to stay I’m sure
— #BenHIMSELF (@HIMSELFisHERE) March 13, 2018
Fairly certain the 350K a week helped TBH!
— Alex Wain (@alexwain) March 13, 2018
If you don’t love him football isn’t the sport for you
— Ricky 💜 (@HarisonRamon) March 13, 2018
I love you mate, so much
— HF (@_hfafc) March 13, 2018
Where is his Statue ????
— Ashwin Doke (@ashwindoke) March 13, 2018
Thank you for staying🙏
— Motion Skhandisa Thw (@Motionskhandisa) March 13, 2018
No doubt on ur commitment & the hunger, the desire u hve & 2 give everything u hve in your bag of skills. Critics have been too harsh on times but they should understand you have always backed yourself and team & hve not been another name in the list of big failures in PL.
— Tanmaya Patel (@TKPtheGunner) March 13, 2018
He signed because a new manager is coming soon… pic.twitter.com/1caAKeePWU
— thatdude (@that6ude) March 13, 2018