Theo Walcott 'excited' by Ozil arrival

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Theo Walcott says he's personally very 'excited' by Mesut Ozil's arrival at Arsenal.

Gunners manager Arsene Wenger made a swoop for the German international on deadline day and a fee was agreed between Real Madrid and Arsenal for the playmaker at £42.4million, subsequently shattering Arsenal's previous transfer record.

Arsenal caught the attention of the footballing world with their capture, and Walcott is relishing the prospect of playing alongside him.

The 24-year-old Arsenal and England forward played against Ozil for England Under-21s and said: "He showed his qualities then and he has showed them ever since for club and country".

Walcott admitted he was glued to the television set on transfer deadline day. The striker spoke to reporters at a press conference ahead of England's World Cup qualifying game against Moldova.

"Everyones very happy with the move, now we can get down to business," Walcott said.

It seems as though the former Real Madrid star is also looking forward to the prospect of being an Arsenal player.

Upon completing his medical, he told ESPN: "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 Arsene Wenger.

"From our negotiations it is clear the club has huge ambition and I look forward to being part of an exciting future."

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