Mesut Ozil completes Arsenal switch

Mesut Ozil completes Arsenal switch


Mesut Ozil has completed a 50 million euro switch from Real Madrid to Arsenal, it has been confirmed.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger moved for the German star as soon as Los Blancos confirmed their deal to sign Gareth Bale on Sunday night.

The 24-year-old, who is currently with his international side ahead of this weekend’s World Cup qualifiers, underwent a medical in Munich this morning, and agreed personal terms.

It is believed Ozil has signed a five-year contract at the Emirates Stadium, worth around 140,000 euros a week – smashing the Arsenal transfer record and pay structure.

Ozil signed for Los Blancos from Werder Bremen following the World Cup in 2010. He has made 158 appearances, scoring 27 goals in that time.

But the German has cut an increasingly frustrated figure in recent weeks having seen his first team opportunities at the Santiago Bernabeu limited by the arrival of Isco and Bale. He stormed off down the tunnel having been substituted against Granada, and was left out of the squad altogether for Real’s win over Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.

Speaking to the Arsenal club website, Ozil said: “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.”



  1. My edify 4 ozil s 2 b very patient nd think wise b4 leave cos dis tym arnd i think madrid s d best 4 him..nd again we cnt ask him nt 2 leave just as proverb we cn forced horse 2 river bt we cnt 4ced him 2 drink

  2. realmadrid been stupid for salling ozil,we fans were not happy at all.imaging if you are have ozil in a team your mind will be at rest.pls sign suraze to me happy.ozil is a complete player to me.i don’t belive madrid we sell ozil.the president as done rubbish am not happy

  3. All of you are fools, he should remain in Madrid and die warming d bench huh?. . He’z way too young and talented for that. Go to where U’l play regularly my dear Ozil, For Your Career’s Sake.