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However, it's claimed the signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has showed Ozil of Arsenal's intent and now BBC Sport's David Ornstein claims that a deal was signed on Wednesday for the Germany global to become the club's highest-paid player in the club's history.

The Gunners have already lost Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United and there were fears that the Germany worldwide could also follow the Chilean to Old Trafford when his contract expires.

The Gabon global signed a three year deal at the Emirates for a fee believed to be in the region of £56 million.

The fee makes Aubameyang the clubs most expensive player ever, eclipsing the £52m paid for Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon last summer.

The German international's current contract with Arsenal runs until the end of this season.

And Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger hinted last week that the Germany worldwide could stay, he said: "Our intention is to keep Ozil at the club". "Hopefully, we will manage to do that very soon". After that, contract negotiations are what they are. Him along with Alexis Sanchez were on the verge of bids from other clubs, but Arsenal resisted any offer in the summer to keep their stars.

He joined the Gunners from Real Madrid in 2013 for a then club record £42.4m.

The arrival of the Gabon worldwide forward and the capture of Henrikh Mkhitaryan as part of the Sanchez deal from United is said to have convinced Ozil to sign a new deal.