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Five most successful record signings (1)

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Arsenal fans reacted with glee when it was announced they had absolutely smashed their transfer record to smithereens with the £42.5million signing of Mesut Özil from Real Madrid and they will be expecting big things from the Germany international.

Breaking your transfer record is always a big statement for a club to make, but doing so by £27.5million is a whole other matter. It doesn't matter how much you pay for a player, you never can really know if the price tag will be worth it and it can often turn out terribly for the big-money signing.

Take Andy Carroll and Fernando Torres for example, it is safe to say the pair have not really produced performances consistently that would warrant their record transfer fees. It may be a little harsh to criticise a player for the money their club has paid for them, but there is no escaping the fact it will be a major factor in deeming whether the transfer is deemed a success or not.

It is at times like this when we would normally pick out five of the worst record signings, but GMS feel like today warrants a more positive angle; instead we have picked out five club record signings that have lived up to their billing and turned out to be great successes for their new sides.

Players such as Özil should be looking to take some inspiration from these five players when they embark on their respective new challenges.

Click on to see who the five are...

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