Arsenal FC has taken out a short-term loan of £ 120 million (€ 133.1 million) due to the economic impact of the corona pandemic.
As the football club from the English Premier League confirmed, the money will flow in the form of Corona aid funds from the English central bank (Bank of England) and will be repayable in May.
The loan will probably also be used to pay the high salaries of the Arsenal kickers.
It was not until the fall that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's (31) contract was extended, including a salary increase.
The ex-BVB player should now collect more than 21 million euros per year and has replaced Mesut Özil as the top earner at the Gunners.
The ex-national player no longer plays a sporting role at Arsenal and is likely to leave the club in winter.
His contract expires in the summer.
Arsenal FC would also like to save Özil's salary (around 400,000 euros per week) as early as possible due to financial need.
According to a Turkish media report, the 32-year-old will move to Fenerbahce Istanbul.
Arsenal with Özil (back) and striker Aubameyang (3rd from right) is currently only eleventh in the Premier League
Source: pa / dpa / Arne Dedert
“If something is cleared up this month, it will be because it would be good for both sides.
For Mesut and the club, ”said Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta.
"You never know in football"
Fenerbahce initially did not respond to the report.
Özil's adviser Erkut Sögüt kept a low profile in the ESPN interview on Wednesday, but indicated an imminent decision.
"Mesut prefers to stay, but you never know in football," said Sögüt.
“Things can change very quickly.
At the moment we are currently examining all options for January and for the summer. ”So far, Sögüt and Özil had categorically ruled out an early change.
Mesut Özil apparently agreed with Fenerbahce Istanbul
Former international Mesut Özil is apparently breaking his tent at Arsenal FC and moving to Turkey to Fenerbahce Istanbul.
The 32-year-old is said to have agreed on a contract with Fenerbahce until the summer of 2024 for an annual salary of five million euros.
The British online magazine "football.london", however, reported on Tuesday that the former Gunners midfield star was in negotiations with the MLS club DC United about a possible move to the USA.
There had been rumors of a move to DC in the past.
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