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UNCOVERED: Arsenal still paying over 90% of Ozil's original wages at Fenerbahce

Arsenal are still paying over 90 per cent of Mesut Ozil's wages as he plays for Fenerbahce.

Ozil, who was frozen out by manager Mikel Arteta at the start of the season and left out of the club's squad, joined Fenerbahce on a free transfer during the January transfer window.

But instead of freeing themselves of Ozil's huge contract once and for all, it has been reported that the Gunners are continuing to pay the majority of the star's wages.

The Athletic reports Arsenal are paying 'more than 90 per cent' of the 32-year-old's previous £350,000-a-week salary until the end of June.

Ozil's Arsenal deal had been due to expire this summer and an agreement was reached to terminate the contract over five months early.

However, the former Real Madrid playmaker managed to negotiate keeping his full pay until the summer, after which he will take a hefty cut for the remaining three years of his deal with Fenerbahce.

The Turkish side are currently paying less than than £35,000 a week towards Ozil's salary.


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