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Ozil Happy Pocketing £350k At Arsenal Amid Fenerbahce Interest

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Mesut Ozil has stated he is pleased with his current contract at Arsenal where he earns £350,000-a-week.

Ozil stated this amid transfer links that have seen Turkish giants Fenerbahce shown interest.

The former German international has had a topsy-turvy season at the Emirates this campaign.

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Under former manager Unai Emery, Ozil was rarely used and was only called back to the starting eleven amid a club crisis.

The relationship never got going between Emery and Ozil, with reports that the two had a major training pitch bust-up in the first few months of the Spaniard’s arrival.

There were also murmurs when Ozil seemingly responded to one Emery question with a choice picture, captioned: “You make me laugh”.

It has led to intense speculation over Ozil’s future and clubs in Turkey, Fenerbahce the most strongly linked, were interested in signing him.

And even under interim boss Freddie Ljungberg problems were emerging.

Ozil kicked a water bottle after being subbed off against Manchester City late last year and Ljungberg was not pleased with his reaction.

In the next match, a 0-0 vs Everton, he said: ”Mesut was injured, but I would not have picked him for the squad because I want to make a stance that it’s not what I accept from an Arsenal football player. That’s my decision.”

However, a huge stumbling block has always been Ozil’s wages.

And Ozil has stated that he is more than happy with his current set-up, especially under new boss Mikel Arteta.

“I am very pleased with my contract that will continue here this year and the year after.

“I can’t tell you what the future will bring, I’m excited about it but I don’t know what’s going to happen.”

On his relationship with Emery, Ozil admitted they did not always see eye to eye.

“I had a hard time, especially with the previous coach Unai Emery.

“But now everything has changed, and I am very happy with everything. I play regularly and everything goes well.”

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