Mesut Ozil has earned a massive loyalty bonus at Arsenal.
The Athletic says Özil was paid a loyalty bonus amounting to £8million at the end of September.
The north London club splashed the cash to land Özil from Real Madrid back in 2013, when he signed a long term deal for a £42.5million fee.
He signed a new contract in January 2018 until the summer of 2021, making him the club’s highest earner on £350,000-a-week.
And it has now emerged the deal included a lucrative loyalty bonus in a bid to convince him to stay for the entirety of the contract.