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After 3 months of a tiring and frustrating transfer window Arsenal fans can breathe a sigh of relief.

Arsene’s cheque book has made it’s first outing and what a great signing to write that first cheque for.

Best signing of the Summer? German Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid to Arsenal

Best signing of the Summer? German Mesut Özil from Real Madrid to Arsenal

Mesut Özil has joined Arsenal on a 5 year deal worth a record-breaking £42.3million. This is 27.5million more than we have ever paid for a player, and he will be the highest paid player at Arsenal on £130,000 a week.

German international Özil is an attacking midfielder, having scored 27 goals and 83 assists in the last 3 years which is nothing short of impressive. His contribution to games is phenomenal, his link up play and technical ability are also strong and he will definitely provide that creative ability that we are lacking in and around the box. Not only is the player exciting in terms of talent but he will also boost the confidence of the Arsenal squad and of course it will please the fans no end.

Arsene Wenger spoke of his delight at the new Gunner on Arsenal.com

“We are extremely pleased to have signed Mesut Özil. 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. 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”

24 year old Özil will link up with Arsenal after the Germany game on Friday and he also speaks of his pleasure at joining Arsenal. A whole day was spent negotiating his move from Real Madrid and he is glad the deal is finally done he told journalists after his medical this afternoon.

“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 Arsene Wenger. I want to help Arsenal win trophies again”

Mesut Özil has the potential to be one of the best players we have ever bought, I for one can’t wait to see him in an Arsenal shirt running around Ashburton Grove assisting all of Giroud’s goals this season. This one amazing transfer for Arsenal to pull off and it shows clear ambition from the club and makes this season a more exciting one to follow.

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Post written by Niki Berry
Blog: thepitchisback.com, Twitter: @NikiBerryTPiB

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