Date: 11th October 2017 at 9:00pm
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Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil could be forced into an embarrassing climb down over his contract demands, according to the Sun journalist Mark Irwin.

The German international had expected offers to be flooding in from potential suitors with his contract expiring at the end of the season, but it seems that the clubs that are interested in the midfielder are not convinced he merits the £330,000 a week he is demanding.

Inter Milan are reportedly unwilling to go above the £250,000 a week he was offered by Arsenal in the summer, while Manchester United still haven’t decided on whether they will make a move for the 28 year old. Besiktas are the most keen but they do not have the financial resources to offer even the £150,000 a week Arsenal currently pay the player.

It could mean that Ozil may be willing to sign a contract extension with the Gunners close to the amount he rejected before the start of the season. However, the German has missed a large amount of football at the start of this campaign due to a troublesome knee injury, and his importance to the side is in question, which could lead to a much lower offer from Arsenal.