OFFICIAL: Mesut Ozil joins Arsenal

Mesut Ozil celebratesMesut Ozil's final day transfer is finally complete as the clock ticked down to the deadline. He's signed with the Gunners on a five year contract believed to be worth 50 million euros. He will earn 7 million euros a year.

Speaking to Sky Sports Germany, Ozil said:

I look back with pride on three wonderful years at Real Madrid in which I've developed athletically and as a human. We won three titles and I was a regular. But now I look forward to my future in the Premier League with Arsenal.

In talks with Arsene Wenger, I immediately sensed what has been missing in me in the recent past - 100% faith in me. This complete trust I will pay back the club and the fans in each game. Now I want to help the club to finally win a title."

Over on Arsenal's official website, Arsene 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.

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.

As stated to Arsenal's official website, Ozil further added:

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.


In a surprise turn of events which probably transpired after Bale move became more and more of a reality, and official last night.

Arsenal and Manchester United were rumoured to be the main suitors at the start of the day but Manchester United made it clear pretty early that they're not in the running which made it a one team race.

Arsenal conducted the medical in Munich as Ozil was shooting a commercial for German national team then.

Many fans who were present for the Bale unveiling asked Florentino to not sell Bale by chanting "Ozil no se vende"/"Do not sell Ozil" (clip below).

It's a pity Ozil has to leave even though he has been sensational in the three years he's been at the club. He's scored 27 goals and picked 67 assists in all competitions.

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