Players delighted at Ozil addition by Ash
It has almost been a week since we found out Arsenal would be signing Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid in a £42.4 million deal; however the fans are still as excited to see him play as they were at the start and it doesn’t look like things will calm down anytime soon.
Arsenal fans of course are understandably happy with the transfer and their prolonged excitement probably won’t surprise many because it’s not often the Gunners get to see world class additions come into their team. Not only that but the club record breaking deal of £42.4 million shows intent and ambition from the club and Arsenal must be serious about pushing further in the future, otherwise I struggle to see how Ozil was so convinced to come.
But it’s not only the fans that are excited for his imminent arrival because new teammates Per Mertesacker and Alex Oxlade=Chamberlain have also had their say on the Germany international and both can’t wait to link up with the playmaker.
Mertesacker who is currently on international duty with Ozil stated: “I know him quite well. We spent two years together at Werder Bremen so I think that Arsene Wenger will get the best out of him. I think he will fit in. He suits us and we’re really looking forward to playing with him and to be his team-mate.”
Mertesacker has also played with Ozil at Werder Bremen in Germany so he already knows the 24 year old well. Hopefully their relationship alongside Podolski as well can help the newcomer settle in quickly with the club. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also couldn’t help but show his excitement at the transfer deal.
He said, “I jumped in the air. But you don’t even have to be an Arsenal fan to jump in the air. When you find out that a world-class player like that is coming to England you’re going to jump for joy even if you’re a Tottenham fan. Well, maybe not a Tottenham fan, I won’t push it too far. In the end we and the fans have got what we want: a really good addition.”
There’s no doubt that I think the whole league cannot wait to see Ozil play in the Premier League however of course Arsenal are the keenest. The club has managed to bring in a real world class talent and although some clubs like Chelsea and Man City manage to do it every summer and winter in the transfer window, for Arsenal, it’s a statement of intent and I can’t wait to see what Ozil can do in the Premier League with Arsenal!