Despite leaving Fenerbahçe in January, Arsenal still pay 90% of Mesut Özil’s salary, until the end of June. At the Gunners, his salary, the highest in the club, was around 400,000 euros per week.
Mesut Özil did leave England for Fenerbahçe last January, but the German player continues to cost Arsenal (very) dearly. According to Daily Mail relaying information from The Athletic, the Gunners still pay 90% of his salary, or around 360,000 euros per week, until the end of June.
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At odds with Arsenal and his coach Mikel Arteta, Mesut Özil had not played for ten months. He was transferred to Fenerbahce last January, accepting a big pay cut. But the 32-year-old midfielder has therefore not observed a sudden drop in his income. According to The Athletic, Özil was very successful in negotiating to maintain his full salary until the summer. From his 400,000 euros weekly at Arsenal, he will then increase to 75,000 euros with the Turkish club.
The highest paid player in the club
Although relegated to the bench, Mesut Özil was Arsenal’s highest paid player. A salary probably too cumbersome for the English club. Last spring, during the first confinement, Arsenal asked their players to reduce their salaries by 12.5%. Refusal of the German who had camped on his positions, despite the intervention of Mikel Arteta. He then no longer reappeared in the squad and will not even be included in the list of suitable players to play in the Premier League and the Europa League for the new season. But several months after Özil’s departure for Istanbul, the two sides still seem to be well connected.