Whilst the club down the roads (ahem, Sp*rs)… broke their record transfer fee 3 times, in typical Arsenal style, we’ve smashed ours by three times! When you think about the fees that are being paid now… £86m for Bale, £30m+ for Willian, £30m for Lamela, £30m for Fellaini……… Mr Ozil looks like good value at £42m.
Personally, I never thought I’d see us spend that much money on one player, but times have changed and we’re back in the big league. Ozil is truly world class and astonishing that Real Madrid let go of him.
Jose Mourinho, had this to say about Ozil when he was manager :
“He is the best number 10 in the world. Everyone loves him and sees a bit of Luis Figo and Zinedine Zidane in him. He will make history at Real Madrid.”
Well, he’ll make history, but down at the Arsenal instead. Before this week, I knew Ozil was class, but having watched about 20 YouTube video’s I’m convinced that he will be what Bergkamp was to us all those years ago….!
On signing for us, he said:
“When talking to Arsene Wenger, I realise what was missing. This is 100% faith in me. I want to help the club finally win titles again.”
“We’ve watched him and admired him for some time. He has all the attributes that I look for in an Arsenal player.”
More to follow amigos, more to follow.