No sooner were Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s feet through the door than Arsenal went and announced that Mesut Ozil has signed a new three-and-a-half-year contract extension at the Emirates.
The Gunners broke the news via a good old fashioned press release, with BBC Sport scribe David Ornstein once again breaking the good news to the fans.
EXCLUSIVE: Mesut Ozil signs a new three-and-a-half year contract to remain at Arsenal until summer 2021. Becomes highest-paid player in club history on around £350k per week before tax. Deal agreed last weekend, signed at Colney this morning. Could take him to 8yrs at #AFC & 32yo pic.twitter.com/600XtVnbnH
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) January 31, 2018
As mentioned above, the £350,000-a-week wages involved see Ozil become the highest-paid player in Arsenal history, and the crux of the contract is that the German attacking midfield is now tied to the club beyond his 32nd birthday.
How’s that for a two-pronged good news bulletin? What embarrassing defeat against Swansea?