CONFIRMED! Ozil signs for Arsenal

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Mesut Ozil has confirmed he’s joined Arsenal for a fee thought to be in the region of £42 million.

The 24-year-old, who has played 155 times for the Spanish giants since moving to the Bernabeu three years ago, signs a five-year deal having reportedly completed his Gunners medical in Germany ahead of his country’s World Cup qualifiers with Austria and the Faroe Islands.

The poster boy of Germany’s new generation of talent, Ozil first came to international attention during Werder Bremen’s run to the final of the 2009 UEFA Cup before consolidating his burgeoning credentials at the 2010 World Cup where he started every game for Joachim Low’s side.

Snapped up by Madrid for a bargain €15 million he quickly settled in Spain becoming integral to Jose Mourinho’s midfield. In the last five years he’s made 72 assists, more than anyone across Europe’s top leagues, and has 58 career goals to his name. It’s little wonder we’ve had to stump up big cash.

To put things in context the fee make Ozil the most expensive German player of all time, beating the record paid by Bayern Munich for Mario Gotze earlier in the summer, and fifteenth in the list of all-time high transfers nestled next to the likes of Falcao (Atletico – Monaco), Shevchenko (AC Milan – Chelsea) and Mendieta (Valencia – Lazio).

Arseblog News is naturally delighted that after a traumatic summer the club has finally put it’s money where it’s mouth is by recruiting a player who undeniably fits the bracket of ‘top, top quality.’ It’s a statement of intent, the likes of which we’ve not made for the best part of a decade, although it sounds as though we owe Per Mertesacker a pat on the back for persuading his former teammate to make the switch.

It’ll be interesting to see where the boss deploys him given we’ve strengthened the one position in the pitch where we actually have options. Classic Arsene heh…

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henryking84

YESSS!!!!

DoctorSatan
DoctorSatan

Comment from ‘Neil’ says it all:-

September 2, 2013 at 4:56 pm @ Arseblog Article
‘http://news.arseblog.com/2013/09/deadline-day-update-ozil-ba-viviano/’

“Wenger got this wrong.

He said he wanted top, top, top players.

Not top, top, top, top, top, top, toppity, top, omftop, top,monstertoptop, top players.”

Great signing.

COYG

Emir of the emirates
Emir of the emirates

yes and i hope we’ll get what we bargained for by not just finishing above 4th..but 1st…
COYG

Emir of the emirates
Emir of the emirates

yes and i hope we’ll get more than what we bargained for by not just finishing above 4th..but 1st…
COYG

Jasondng
Jasondng

Such a disappointment.. as an Arsenal fan, i have turned on my computer every single day to check for a new signing for over a hundred and something days since the summer started. and what we finally get is one player… which we don’t actually need.

we really need a striker who processes control and speed, and can find the right space and timing like our former captain van persie. Giroud has scored many goals this season , but he has waste many possible one on one chances in every single game that he played. and the biggest question is why did Mr wenger sell gervinho at the first place, when all we have left is F8ckin as5hole bendtner…

as for the italian goalkeeper that we borrow from a second division italian team. what was the point at all. now it would be a wast of chances to play him because he is only on loan,and if we don’t play him at all it is like putting money in the fireplace.. a stupid waste.

i hope wenger wont come out and say that he didn’t have enough time to sign one or two other players… we had a whole summmer. As a arsenal fan i really cannot see the end of this dark tunnel that we have been in for the past 8 years. forget about the winning and trophies, please just bring back the beautiful football, and breathe taking moments that make us all fell in love with Arsenal FC.

Mohit
Mohit

R u drunk?
Ozil is a world class player, probably the best number 10 in the world right now. Just wait and see how much difference he makes..we have 2 very good finishers in walcott and podolski at each wings and giroud finishing has improved too..we are gonna score a lot of goals this season. Just need to stop leaking goals

Mos
Mos

I still can’t fuckin believe that we’ve signed Ozil but we are definitely short in the striker department. Lets now cross our fingers that Giroud stays fit till December and maybe Wenger will bring in someone else. Wenger should be congratulated for Ozil but don’t let that cloud the fact that he couldn’t bring in a top class striker to help out Giroud.

Rufusstan
Rufusstan

After 3 months of Ozil playing in this side, is there going to be a single striker who will say no to joining us (or a single club wanting to sell them 🙂 )

MAllen
MAllen

Are you taking notes AVB?

Benis
Benis

I’m on the top of the world lookin’ down on the spuds
And the only explanation I can find
Is that they brought in SHIT, but we got MESUT ÖZIL!
He just puts me at the top of the world

Romford Pele
Romford Pele

THE SINGLE BEST COMMENT I HAVE EVER READ ON THIS SITE!!! LOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLL

P38W26D12L0
P38W26D12L0

I’m thinking as a thank you to Spurs for basically handing us Ozil, we should dedicate his song to them.

I bet they’d love us to sing OHHHHZZILLLL OHHHHZZILLLL OHHHHZZILLLL
(to the tune of their favourite Bale song)

Just saying

PJ
PJ

it goes deeper than that, this will blow your mind, We sell Gervs to Roma, Roma sells Lamela to Spurs, Spurs sell Bale to Madrid, We get Ozil. Wenger is a genius

Calvin
Calvin

Fuckkk yesssss

RC Motors
RC Motors

so in the past few years tottenham sell their 2 best players (Modric and Bale) to Real Madrid and when they have too much talent they sell one of their best players to Arsenal.

I’ve got to say i love this “special agreement” between Real and Spurs. COYG!

Nigerian
Nigerian

“We’ve got live updates until the window closes this evening at 11pm. No need to refresh, updates will post automatically.”

Spent the whole day constantly clicking the refresh button. Now I can go to bed.

GM
GM

I would be twice as excited by this if we’d signed a striker.

If Giroud gets injured and/or fails to play way, way beyond the level he played last season its game over as far as the big titles are concerned.

Ozil’s a great player but that makes it all the more disappointing that we’ve ruled ourself out of the title race by simply failing to have any sort of squad.

raron aamsey
raron aamsey

stop being boring. MESUT FUCKING OZIL

j0hnire
j0hnire

Horst Hrubesch once said, “We in Germany are prone to rave about foreign players. We praise Wayne Rooney to the heavens, likewise Ronaldo or Messi. But we have our own Messi. Our Messi is Özil.”

José Mourinho says, “Ozil is unique. There is no copy of him – not even a bad copy.”

José Mourinho also stated that, “He is the best number 10 in the world. Everyone loves him and sees a bit of Luis Figo and Zinedine Zidane in him.

Ruud Gullit labelled German Özil as a “technically perfect” player who has “total control of the ball” and has “great imagination”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RheWGWiYuX4

Tears of joy :’) I already love you Mesut.

gunnerific
gunnerific

I wish we got rid of Bendtner. He’s like lice that just keeps coming back. Even Peter Odemwingie would have been an upgrade. A decent serviceable striker to make up the numbers.

GM
GM

Again, the fact that he’s such a great player makes it such a shame that we didn’t complement him with the single extra striker that could have won us trophies.

At least we should get champions league but if anyone thinks we’re winning the league with Giroud and a couple of wingers up front… think on

DL Gooner
DL Gooner

Just let people savoir the best bit of Arsenal news in years for a few minutes, you moaning shower of cunts!

Truegooner
Truegooner

You realize there’s a January window, right? We can get a striker later. We just need a body to spell Giroud; with the form he’s on, we can definitely win the league with him leading the line.

Goal a game, holds up the ball, and works his ass off for the team. What more do you people want?

GM
GM

Well I’d like him to do it for more than three games. We’ll see.

alx96
alx96

Have to agree with you mate. Obviously, l am excited we signed Ozil, but a bit sad we did not have time to secure a service from a decent PL striker eg. Ba.

Wenger should know this, that we need cover for Giroud, whilst Sanogo wont be ready for the next couple of season. So l am wondering what he will do.

GM
GM

the only thing I can think is we’re keeping our promise to Walcott and moving him up to centre forward.

Hope it works!

Bould's Eyeliner
Bould's Eyeliner

As for a sub striker, if Giroud continues in this form – we can still get one in January; three short months from now. But then again Wenger isn’t one to make those purchases unless Giroud is injured… THE TRADE-OFFS.

False9PlanB
False9PlanB

Can we still do loan deals outside of the window? Could we still get Ba or someone on loan? This is a top top top class signing but I am also worried about no striker cover. Plus, Demba Ba is a fun name to say.

reality check
reality check

He is a game changer, that is what we always needed. Barca, Chelsea and Munich etc don’t have an out and out 30 goals a season striker but they still perform. Spain’s national team is another example..
He is Nasri and Cesc rolled into one, we need finishers in front of him not focal points as Arsene has reverted to pre-Cesc era of quick counter attacking football, the wengerball.
Ozil’s a genius in instigating counters and perfect final deliveries. Amazing player . thanx Arsene

Oberon
Oberon

Barca have Messi who scores 50 goals a season!

enoupee
enoupee

Shit just got real!

Petit's Handbag
Petit's Handbag

I already fucking love this guy, I’ve been looking for a new Cesc…this is the guy!

uberPodolski

OZIL TO THE ARSENAL!!! OZIL TO THE ARSENAL!!! OOOOOOOOOZIL TO THE ARSENAL!!! OZIL TO THE ARSENAL!!!

Casper
Casper

I love it. Let’s hope that become our “boring” refrain instead. You know, as we dump another goal in the net.

InWengerWeTrust
InWengerWeTrust

LANS!! oh wait..

Troy
Troy

The truly intriguing part is….what will the squad look like now, and will that answer be consistent? What I think is:
No, Bendtner will not return to league play, probably not to league cup play. Until Podolski comes back from injury Walcott will probably get to be a striker in a formation resembling 4-4-2 or Giroud will play as a lone striker.

Defense won’t change, other than Sagna continuing to sub in case of injuries to the center players….and I’m mostly ok with that.

Midfield. Number one, Rosicky has probably started his last significant game. Wilshere will not ever be played when he isn’t 100 percent again, ever. Ramsey’s role won’t change. Ditto Cazorla, but these players won’t play 90 minutes of every game anymore. Flamini will sub in to shore up defense, maybe start when Sagna has to play center. Hate to say it, but the Ox and Arteta are going to be bench players when they get back from injury.

Troy
Troy

actually feel a little sorry for Rosicky, and Arteta and the Ox seem too good to be bench players. In the end, I still think we are going to be much better off than we were, and I’m still encouraged that both Giroud and Ramsey are turning out so much better than they looked in the past. Podolski too, to a lesser extent.

Bould's Eyeliner
Bould's Eyeliner

I’d much prefer to see Rosicky as an impact sub for the attacking midfielder role, Cazorla on the wings, and Arteta as DM and his trusty ballwinner Ramsey. Also since Ozil will not play 100% of the games from here on out either, it’s not like we have 0 use for Rosicky, Wilshere, Ox, etc…. we’re just used to using our best players 100% the time but let’s accustom ourselves to the luxury of DEPTH!

Troy
Troy

Come to think of it, Mr. Eyeliner, you’re exactly right. I also think we’re likely to be a lot happier with the Flamini signing later on than anybody seems to be now.

bard
bard

Wenger has always liked the harrying, energetic player who might not be a regular. Especially for big games.

Benayoun and Rosicky are always rolled out for the spuds game, seemingly because they bring that energy with them.

So I’d doubt Rosicky will be a bench player. He’ll get 10-20 games, which seems to be what he got last season anyway. I think Flamini will spend some time in right-back anyway.

As for Arteta, he’ll be back.

Mooro
Mooro

I believe we have just spent some fuckin money lads.

Hello, good evening, and welcome Mesut.

Footatability

I wonder if that site was updated to “YES”

Still can’t believe we have Ozil O.O

WOOOOOOOOOO

Bonjour
Bonjour

It’s been updated, check it out, won’t give you any spoilers here but I cracked up laughing.

Well then, I would like to apologise for the jibes I’ve aimed this summer at you, Arsene. So after all, the promise to make an actual challenge for the title/cups was not merely an empty ploy to sell season tickets. I’m very happy that you/the board has given you a proper chance to succeed at this club again.

SPEND SOME FUC… oh wait COME ON YOU ARSENAL!!! As Jenkinson’s dad once sang.

Dingo Bruce
Dingo Bruce

Woooooooooooooo!!!!!!!

James

Spurs: One-nil to the Arsenal.

Mesut Ö-zil to the Arsenal.

Master Bates
Master Bates

I guess I have to buy a new keyboard for the Ö 😀

Ólafur
Ólafur

Good day to be an Icelandic gooner! Welcome dearest Özil!

xxxrob
xxxrob

Whilst I too am elated at spending money, we common folk don’t need to waste any unnecessarily
Hold ALT then type 0214 on your number pad.

And you get instant Özil

ÖH YEH!

Gutbukkit Deffrolla
Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Ah, that’s good. Hold ALT and type the number on the numeric keypad. Great.

Hooray for all of us poor schmucks with keyboards that only have a $ key.

Now we can do £££’s using ALT and typing 0163

I can even type Motörhead properly now with ALT and 0246

So excited to see Özil join us. We have a big chunk of the German National team now, and Özil really is the hundes bollöcks.

Phlegm-ini
Phlegm-ini

+1000000000000

for Motorhead. On an Arsenal site.

OVERKILL!

Nigel Flamini
Nigel Flamini

Heart pounding stuff, welcome to Arsenal!!!

Vino
Vino

Pivotal. If you’re a great player and you look at Arsenal now? We’re elevated. This is our Robinho moment.

Redondante
Redondante

No, this is our Di Stefano to Real Madrid moment, our Bergkamp to Arsenal moment, our Ronaldinho to Barcelona moment. It has to be.

Edu's fake passport

Our RVP to United moment?

(Robin did single handily win them the league)

Redondante
Redondante

He didn’t kickstart a whole era of brilliance, as those 3 players did. In fact, we’ll see if his signing merely prolonged their afterglow.

Rufusstan
Rufusstan

By the way, imagine how the poor bastard feels now. Looking around, he has Carrick behind him, Young to his left and Wellbeck on the right, and the wrong, completely out of his depth Scotsman on the bench.

If he’d stayed he would have had Cazorla on his left, Walcott on his right and Ozil (Oh Holy Fuck! We’ve actually signed Ozil — sorry, been doing that all evening) behind him. On the bench is his mentor.

Where do you think he’d rather be. I almost feel sorry for him…..Almost.

Mesut Ozil
Mesut Ozil

Guys, get excited.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla
Gutbukkit Deffrolla

YÖU FAKER! YÖU’RE NÖT THE REAL ÖZIL.

Pardön the Caps, It döesn’t wörk sö well in löwer case.

Still excited thöugh!!!!

WhereIsAmaury?
WhereIsAmaury?

Delighted. Absolutely delighted.

Ricky
Ricky

Dear Arsene – ok, fair fucks

Jagger
Jagger

Let there be no doubt that Ozil did not join because it was Arsenal. He joined because it was Wenger and the wage was good.

Coming out on the internet and spewing all sorts of shit against the manager and the club will not make it more attractive to potential players. Thank God that the rest of Europe does not listen to the horseshit that is the British media. This point is especially valid right after the Villa game. Sure the club should have done more business before the start of the season but some deals can only go through after certain other deals.

So let this be a lesson for the future. Question why things were done the way they were, but do so objectively and without vitriol. No one prospers from a disunited club.

WineArse
WineArse

He’s talking to you, Piers Morgan, you muppet.

Jagger
Jagger

Oh and further to my comment last week about possibility of either Ozil or Mata being released from their clubs, I can now confirm that RM President Perez and his team have been classified as raving lunatics. The public is advised not to approach these rabid individuals without carrying a monkey shaped object.

Redondante
Redondante

“Let there be no doubt that Ozil did not join because it was Arsenal. He joined because it was Wenger and the wage was good.”

I couldn’t recommend this enough. I know how the saying goes: ‘Support Arsenal, not Arsène,’ and all that. But, to the current generation of players (particularly international ones) there just isn’t a difference. No Wenger = no Ozil, no Cazorla, no Koscielny, no Ramsey, no Chamberlain… Players want to play for him.

Ricky
Ricky

Dear Arsene – ok, fair fucks

JJ
JJ

It’s was so nice you had to say it twice.

DL Gooner
DL Gooner

Classic!

damien joyce

Whatever issue we will still have regards Striker and new defender options, we will just have to deal with it, but I’m gonna support the boys best I can.

Welcome to Arsenal Mesut Ozil
song to come later

Edu's fake passport

Hope you don’t mean of the Alex variety!!

Flo
Flo

But… it’s not on the .com yet, how is it confirmed?

Wembley Gooner
Wembley Gooner

Oh Yes 🙂 Welcome Ozil Welcome

Giroud Awakening
Giroud Awakening

Holy Bergkamp, pinch me, I’m dreaming.

Eboue
Eboue

This is how i feel right now… http://t.qkme.me/3qdygs.jpg

feowalcott
feowalcott

ARSENAL! ARSENAL! ARSENAL! ARSENAL! WHO’S GONNA WIN THE LEAGUE? ÖZIL AND 1-0 TO THE ARSE

Indian Lad
Indian Lad

It’s 3:00 A.M. here in India, I’m so tired, my face might be about to fall off!
BUT IT HAS BEEN FUCKING WORTH IT!

damien joyce

fair played to u fellow gooner, dedication

xxxrob
xxxrob

This.
In Australia it was first mentioned that he went for his medical at 11pm.
Tried to sleep..too excited but eventually dozed off at 1230..
Woke up to a nightmare yelling PSG! at like 2:30am.. still not confirmed.. had a smoke and back to bed..
Woke up again at 4:30am.. still not confirmed
Woke at 7am (10pm UK time) and sat on the computer with a migraine from broken sleep.. not confirmed
7:30am (10:30pm) BOOM

Worth it. Now my eyes are hanging out of my head and it’s 10:26am at work.. Özil!!!

virtualevil
virtualevil

I feel you pain.

xxxrob
xxxrob

It was a really long night haha
Followed by what has been and still is a fukn long ass day (currently 4:35pm)
25 more minutes then I can go home and transfer him to Arsenal for FIFA!

As much as I want there to be a game tomorrow, a week off means we are a week closer to Podolski, Arteta, Ox and Vermaelen returning to the fold and really boosting the depth of our squad (or first xi as it may be)

Pretty fkn pumped right now

diefenbaker
diefenbaker

Welcome to the Arse .
Hopefully you have the same impact as another signing did way back in 1995.

rj gooner
rj gooner

Massive intent from Arsenal! Memories of the Bergkamp signing!

Welcome to Arsenal Mesut! We love you already!

Mate Kiddleton
Mate Kiddleton

Mind blown. Özil. This isn’t just top quality. This is super, super quality. Well worth smashing our transfer record for

The Mullet
The Mullet

LANS…….Fucking knows it! COYG.

A N Other
A N Other

Wiping tears off my eyes. I waited all the 140 days for this and we the fans have been awarded.

Jonvafc
Jonvafc

Shame it’s not another 2 or 3! But who cares, he’s better than the shaved monkey Madrid have replaced him with! At last… New DB10??

AkaSuzaku
AkaSuzaku

I’m very happy with “just” Özil right now..

I probably would not have been, if the transfer had been confirmes a while agp, since there is ALWAYS a last second transfer you’re waiting for..

..I can’t get rid of the feeling that this is making a fool of us..

Willkommen beim Arsenal FC, Mesut Özil. Hier kannst du Geschichte schreiben. 😉

AkaSuzaku
AkaSuzaku

I’m very happy with “just” Özil right now..

I probably would not have been, if the transfer had been confirmes a while agp, since there is ALWAYS a last second transfer you’re waiting for..

..I can’t get rid of the feeling that Wenger is making a fool of us..

Willkommen beim Arsenal FC, Mesut Özil. Hier kannst du Geschichte schreiben. 😉

Rufusstan
Rufusstan

As people have said, we didn’t get that extra striker, but Ozil (Oh Holy Fuck! We’ve signed Ozil) is step one.

In January, if we decide we do need cover for Giroud any striker knows he is playing behind the assist machine, as well as the rest of our midfield, how hard is it going to be to say no….

Gutbukkit Deffrolla
Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Suarez must be cursing Brenda Rogers right about now.

The Funkyist

Ooh, ooh, ooh to be, ooh to be a GOONER!!!!
Fvck Yes!!!! This kid is awesome!
Good things come to those that wait!

gooner odst
gooner odst

Ich bin ein gooner. SAY IT MESUT, SAY IT!

but seriously though…wow….just wow.

Eiregun

Get in there, Can’t wait to get OZIL on my away kit, yaaaaaah

GossipGooner
GossipGooner

I want to scream while at the same time cry and also jump and dance while at the same time faint on my couch in massive relief

John
John

Tears of joy

prathap_r
prathap_r

Fuck yeah

James
James

Welcome to North London, Mesut.

Padwoir
Padwoir

Bingo ! That is all.

They're building a Bendtner
They're building a Bendtner

PANTS PARTY!

Redondante
Redondante

‘Maybe we will surprise you,’ says Arsene with a great grin. Well you bloody well did it, you brilliant man!

mik
mik

Wow! Fantastic!

Thank you, Sp*rs!

USGooner
USGooner

A real player with more than just two legs. COYG!!

WengersNoseHair
WengersNoseHair

I don’t want to know how you know he has a third leg…

charles
charles

1-Ö to the arsenal!!!

Sylvester
Sylvester

Fok Ja! Dass ist gud Ja!!!

hehe
hehe

Welcome to arsenal Mesut Özil :D!!

Mozilla
Mozilla

#OzilIsAGunner

Lily
Lily

WHAT THE EFFING HELL. HOLY SHIT. I STILL CAN’T QUITE BELIEVE IT. SOMEONE HOLD ME PLEASE.

the ghost of LANS
the ghost of LANS

I’M DEFINITELY DEAD FOR GOOD NOW!!!

LET THE GHOST OF LANS ROAM FREE

Eiregun

Can’t wait for our next home game

Big Chief from Antarctica
Big Chief from Antarctica

GET THE FUCK IN!!!!!!!

C
C

So excited. Shame we haven’t snapped up a cb and defensive mid, but, well, ozil.

Fuck yeah. So excited.

WineArse
WineArse

What you call, Flamini then? Verminator back after the break and Sagna looks a monster in the middle.

C
C

I hope Flamini surprises me, but was hoping for better.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla
Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Flamini is better.

WengersNoseHair
WengersNoseHair

So now all the Wenger haters can sod off.

Top, top, top quality manager.

mega
mega

Stunning, but can he play center back?

Stan's Heifer
Stan's Heifer

“Stunning, but can he play center back?”

I’m not worried defensively. We have 2 fit Centre-Halves, 1 who is LACH (Sagna), 1 to return, 2 fit Left Backs, 2 fit Right Backs, and 1 who can cover both positions (Flamini).

The lack of a new Striker is worrying, though we do have Walcott for cover, and Podolski when he comes back, if needed. I would say Arsene’s done very well over the last few years buying utility players to cover these sort of problems. Still would’ve liked a quality striker, but.

Check out Arseted Development for the song “Teamozil”!

Podolski
Podolski

He will be the best player on Arsenal and I think he’s the best CAM in the world, but i am a German Gooner so I’m extremely biased. Great signing Wenger! Can’t wait for PÖZILSKI combination! AHA!

Nick
Nick

Well, Certainly one of the bests! As Mourinho said once He’s so unique, There’s no copy of him out there, not even a bad copy!

Alfie Noakes
Alfie Noakes

I need to lay down, breathe normally and wipe the tears of joy from my cheeks. Arsene, I’ve got to hand it to you, but my nerves are shot to pieces. Just fantastic!

New guy
New guy

Get in!!!

My Spanish friends are despondent. They loved him in Madrid.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla
Gutbukkit Deffrolla

But they have Bale now…
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Hahahahahahahahaha, Poor Bastards.

Rad Carrot
Rad Carrot

Welcome to Arsenal!