Arsenal's new record signing Mesut Ozil has revealed his delight at joining the club and is looking forward to playing with fellow Germans Lukas Podolski and Per Mertersacker.
Ozil signed for the Gunners late last night in a stunning £42.4m deal and was shown in a photo uploaded to social media site Instagram by Lukas Podolski posing with an Arsenal shirt while on international duty.
"I’m looking forward to being on the same team as Lukas Podolski and Per Mertesacker. I’m looking forward to the new challenge there," Ozil said.
"I’ve already heard that they have super fans, the city is great and the team is fantastic and I’m really looking forward to that."
The German was arguably the blockbuster signing of the transfer window after signing late last night and has stated stated his excitement at the faith shown in him by Arsene Wenger.
He said: "At Arsenal, I can feel that there is trust. I'm looking forward to the challenge.
"I will develop under my new manager and I'm looking forward to playing in the Premier League too. Wenger gives me the faith and I can develop further."
Arsenal fans will have to wait till September 14 to see their new man in action for the side as the Premier League faces a two-week absence during the World Cup qualifiers.
Ozil's departure from Real Madrid has sparked a level of anger from fans of Los Blancos, who valued the German international as one of their greatest assets.
Senior players such as Alvaro Arbeloa and Sergio Ramos also voiced their concerns over his sale.
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