Mesut Ozil is reported to have turned down a £435,000-a-week contract from China and interest from three European heavyweights to stay with Arsenal.
The Germany star was said to have been a major target for Guangzhou Evergrande, who were reportedly ready to pay the 29-year-old £22m-a-year.
The deal would have far exceeded his new contract at The Emirates, which is said to be worth £350,000-a-week, while the former Real Madrid man is also said to have snubbed Manchester United, PSG and Barcelona in order to stick with Arsenal.
Ozil would have been a free agent this summer but opted to stay with the Gunners after being impressed with their January transfer window additions – in particular the signing of former Dortmund hitman Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
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