Apart from getting their hands on the Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the Gunners wrapped another important piece of business during the January transfer window.
And no, we don’t mean signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
Yesterday’s reports had it claiming that midfield maestro Mesut Ozil has agreed to a three-and-a-half deal with Arsenal to extend his stay at the Emirates after he was impressed with how the club reacted to losing the key player Alexis Sanchez.
Mesut Ozil was widely expected to follow in Chilean footsteps but decided to remain at the north London and link up with former BVB duo – Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan.
The German international was in no shortage of offers with his deal expiring at the end of the current campaign and Ozil has reportedly turned down some lucrative offers in order to remain with Arsenal.
The World Cup winner is reported to have rejected a £435,000 a week contract offer from China and rebuffed the interest from three European heavyweights.
Mesut Ozil has been a major target for Guangzhou Evergrande who were reportedly eager to pay him whopping £22 million per season in a deal that would have surpassed his new contract – believed to be standing in excess of £350,000.
Furthermore, the former Real Madrid playmaker had been wanted by the likes of Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona.