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Ozil refuses Arsenal’s 12.5% pay cut alongside two other players

Mesut Ozil has refused to join his Arsenal teammates to accept the 12.5% pay cut. The midfielder who is the club's highest earner with £350,000-a-week has stated that he may be willing to accept it in the future, although he wanted to see the full financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic before rushing into any decision. The German is one of three players in the first team to refuse the pay cut. He added that he respects the decision of his other teammates and urged them to respect his. His agent, Dr. Erkut Sogut declined to comment on the issue but recently said that players should not accept pay cuts. “What the exact financial impact is on the clubs, we can see three to six months later - but we can’t see it today.” Arsenal is the first club to agree on cuts with players aft...