Mesut Ozil rejects Al-Nassr FC £200,000-a-week offer
Ozil gets a chance to end Arsenal nightmare with a lucrative Saudi Arabian escape route
but the Arsenal outcast opted to stay at the Emirates Stadium. Despite being frozen out of the first team by Mikel Arteta
According to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, Al-Nassr offered Ozil a £200,000-a-week deal for three years.
But it was not enough to lure him away to the Middle East.
Ozil has always stated he intends to remain in North London, pocketing his £350,000-a-week pay packet.
Despite not featuring for Arsenal since March, the Gunners wished him a happy birthday on Thursday.
Although the club is eager to get Ozil off the wage bill, the Germany international previously demanded respect.
He told the Atheltic: “I’ll decide when I go, not other people.
“I didn’t sign for two or three years, I signed for four and that should be respected by everyone.
“Things have obviously been difficult but I love Arsenal, I love to work there, I love the people in the club — the
real people, those I’ve been with for a long time — and I love London, it’s my home.