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Mesut Ozil could lead new era at Arsenal

Ozil can star at the Emirates (©GettyImages)
Ozil can star at the Emirates (©GettyImages).

On the final day of the transfer window Arsenal may have pulled off their most significant transfer since the arrival of club legend Dennis Bergkamp in 1995.

The Gunners were delighted to announce that German international Mesut Ozil joined the club on a five-year deal for a fee of 42.5 million, smashing the clubs previous transfer record.

The 2013/14 summer window began with CEO Ivan Gazidiz talking up Arsenal's financial strength and claiming the club could now compete in the transfer market for the best players in the world. This led to much speculation about who the club were looking to sign.

A long list of top players were all linked with a move to Arsenal including; Wayne Rooney, Gonzalo Higuain, Lars Bender, Maroune Fellaini, Stevan Jovetic and of course Luis Suarez, who unsuccessfully tried to force through a move to the Gunners.

As the deadline drew ever closer with not a single penny spent, Arsenal fans were growing increasingly worried and frustrated and quite rightly voiced their concerns about the apparent lack of ambition.

Getting that first marquee signing was always going to be tough for Arsenal, when considering the players that had left the club during the previous two summer's and the recent lack of silverware at the club.

But now, finally, after a lot of tension, frustration and at times anger Arsenal have bagged a truly world class talent in Mesut Ozil.

It's true that Arsenal could have strengthened in other areas during this window but getting a World Class player in was the priority and they've managed to do that at long last.

For the past two season's Arsenal have been moving backwards after the devastating departures of Fabregas and Van Persie. But now the window has ended Wenger has managed to stop that downward trend and send Arsenal in the right direction which is the most important thing. 

While winning the title may still be a little way off for the Gunners, Ozil's arrival at the club will bring a much needed sense of positivity to the Emirates which has been lacking for quite some time now.

Wenger and the board deserve credit where its due after being fiercely criticised by fans and pundits alike (including myself).

Arsenal fans, has Wenger restored your faith in him or do you still feel a change of manager is needed? What about the board? How do you see Ozil fitting in at Arsenal? Leave your thoughts below.

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