Arsenal Play Maker Mesut Ozil, has refused to join Arsenal’s players in taking a 12.5 per cent pay cut.
Ozil the current highest earner at the Emirates (£350,000-a-week,) has made it clear he may be willing to do it in the future but wanted to see the full financial impact of the coronavirus
and did not want to rush into a decision.
Ozil along side two other yet to be identified stars rejected the offer.
Although the German star made it clear he respects the other players and the
group decision – but has urged them to respect his.
Ozil’s Agent Dr Erkut Sogut refused to coment but recently said that players should not accept pay cuts.
Arsenal head boss Mikel Arteta and other back room staffs have already accepted a pay cut few weeks ago and where hopeful all players would comply to the decision.
Arsenal were contacted for comment but refused to discuss
what they regard as the players’ private business.
The Gunners have become the first club to agree cuts with their players after ten days of intensive talks which initially saw the squad refuse to take a reduction in wages.
They will take a 12.5 per cent drop for 12 months until March next year.