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German international Ozil joins Arsenal

German international midfielder Mesut Ozil has joined Arsenal on a long-term contract in a Club record deal.

Ozil, 24, joins Arsenal from Real Madrid where he made a total of 159 appearances in three years. During that time he won both La Liga and the Copa del Rey.

The attacking midfielder has been a long-term target and manager Arsène Wenger said: “We are extremely pleased to have signed Mesut Ozil. He is a great player, with proven quality at both club and international level. We have watched and admired him for some time as he has all the attributes I look for in an Arsenal player.

He [Ozil] is a great player, with proven quality at both club and international level. We have watched and admired him for some time as he has all the attributes I look for in an Arsenal player
Arsène Wenger

“I have said throughout the summer that we have been working hard to bring in top quality players to this football club. This has involved many many people across the Club and I have always had the full support of the Club in making decisions on the football side.

“Mesut is a top quality footballer who will be a fantastic addition to our talented squad. We are all looking forward to him joining up with us after his international matches with Germany and working with us as an Arsenal player.”

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis said: “This is an exciting day for all of us. We have signed a world-class player who is one of Europe’s brightest young talents.

“Mr Kroenke, our controlling owner, has always fully supported Arsène and the Club in making significant investments to strengthen our squad and to bring in talented players who fit our style and ambitions.

"Like all of us, Mr Kroenke wants to see Arsenal winning titles and trophies and he has absolute faith and belief in our manager to achieve that. We will continue to work towards that goal and look forward to an exciting season.”

Ozil joined his hometown club Schalke in 2006 at the age of 18 and, after spending two years with the Gelsenkirchen club, he made the move to Bundesliga side Werder Bremen in 2008. After making 71 appearances with Bremen, Ozil made the move to Real Madrid following impressive displays at the World Cup in South Africa. He has made 47 appearances for his country, scoring 17 goals.

Speaking after completing his medical in Germany, Ozil said: “I am thrilled to be joining a club of the stature of Arsenal and am looking forward to playing in the Premier League. It will be great for my own personal development as a player and I am particularly looking forward to working with Arsène Wenger.

“From our negotiations it is clear the Club has huge ambition and I look forward to being part of an exciting future.”

Everyone at Arsenal welcomes Mesut to the Club. The deal is subject to the completion of regulatory processes. His number will be announced via @Arsenal on Twitter shortly.

 

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Over takes Carzola as the best footballer since Bergkamp

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Boy...

chances better be buried this season.

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I wanna be the first to say it

One sw-ozil doesnt make a summer

This is a large paper to cover a crack

We needed a striker a world class central midfield enforcer and a proper negro sakho type defender

40 million spent in a transfer window barely 10 mil more than cardiff?

Mesut ozil has been in horrible form for a while now

Wenger will live another season from this but we will still struggle

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Ever since I saw this guy annihilate England in the world cup I knew he was special

 

Madrid are crazy to let this guy go CRAZY

 

time to tear it up MO11 

 

LETS GO!!!!!

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Their fans are gutted :)

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Great signing. Best player on the team easily and should fit in nicely.

 

Can't believe man in the transfer thread saying Di Maria is better, Ozil is different class.

 

Do agree with covering cracks but I'm taking this signing as the start of us investing back into the team finally.

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Signed for 15 million euros in 2010 and now joins Arsenal for 55 million. Has he really warrented that boost in his stock in that time?

 

Over takes Carzola as the best footballer since Bergkamp

 

Fabregas? Henry? You're full of shite

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squad is still light af though and the same weaknesses remain. 

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He signed for 15 million euros because he was in the last year of his contract if he wasnt he would have went for a much higher fee plus he only wanted to only go Real Madrid at the time.

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squad is still light af though and the same weaknesses remain.

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Omg

Why we always wanna dance? Look at uncle in the back - whenever someone claps mid-dance, thats when u know shits about to get real

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Same weakness are there but as far as strikers, there weren't any available at the standard required or none who really wanted to move. Ozil is a sign of intent more than the necessity and he's also the player you need when you do bring in a WC striker. Also we're a very easy team to shut down with Santi as our only creative spark. Flamini is the midfielder we needed, lets not forget he can fill in at the back when needed. Wenger has set some strong roots for next season, although this season has just got very exciting. Swear we still have 50mil + in the bank.

 

 

Wally's movement and Ozil's through balls are gonna be a madness, wouldn't be surprised if Feo hits 20 this season from wide, 

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The  Özorla link up is going to be too much.

 

I reckon Ozil will add more goals to his game at Arsenal as well.

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last season i predicted 6th 

 

before this signing 5th

 

now i rele dunno.

 

we aint gonna win it but we cud win something this season

 

we must win something

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Excited to see Cazorla & Ozil link up.... The Tekk will be a madness with Rosicky, and Super Jack in the mix as well!

 

I did want a world class striker but lets keep faith in Giroud. He is in good form at the moment with 4 goals in 5 Games this season. Plus he cant do any worse than he did last season....

 

With the amount of chances coming his way from Ozil and Cazorla he must reach atleast 20 Goals in the League and 30 in all competitions.

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Signed for 15 million euros in 2010 and now joins Arsenal for 55 million. Has he really warrented that boost in his stock in that time?

 

Over takes Carzola as the best footballer since Bergkamp

 

Fabregas? Henry? You're full of shite

 

Leave you salt out of here please.

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ozil shirt is a MUST doe 

 

the umlaut

 

the z

 

dpmo

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