Ozil will earn staggering £45m if Arsenal can’t sell him before contract runs out

The playmaker, 30, signed a £350,000-a-week deal in January to keep him at the club until 2021.

It means over the next two-and-a-half years Ozil will pocket an incredible amount despite appearing to be out of Unai Emery's plans.

SunSport understands Arsenal would consider flogging their assist king for just £25m but reports suggest Ozil turned down Inter Milan to stay in North London.

He missed four successive Premier League games before coming on for the final 20 minutes at Southampton on Sunday.

But the Gunners boss ditched him from the matchday squad altogether last night for the Carabao Cup quarter-final against Tottenham due to "tactical reasons".

And if Ozil does not have a future in the team at the Emirates, the club will be keen to get rid of the German.

That is because, when broken down, the figures behind Ozil's contract are simply eye-watering.

His £350k-a-week pay packet equates to £18.2m each year or a neat £50k every day before tax. That works out as £2,083 per hour and £34.72 every minute.

It is not a bad return for a player seemingly not wanted by Emery.

Last night was the first time in his six seasons at Arsenal that a fit and available Ozil was not even in the squad.

In the German's defence, he did not play in either of the previous Carabao Cup games this season but this was no regular game, this was a North London derby.

It was not as if Emery opted for the 3-4-3 formation, either, which Ozil does not naturally fit into. He went with 4-2-3-1 but deployed Aaron Ramsey in the No10 role.

Since the 1-1 draw against Wolves on November 11, 39 days ago, Ozil has played just 103 minutes of football and earned a tidy £1,950,000.

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