Mesut Ozil's father has declared that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger played a pivotal role in his club-record move to the Emirates and backed the Frenchman to get the best out of the midfielder and end the Gunners' eight-year trophy drought.
Wenger almost trebled Arsenal's transfer record to land Ozil on Monday night, paying Real Madrid a cool £42.4million for the German playmaker's services on a long-term contract.
Mustafa Ozil has revealed that Wenger created a vision of a side built around his son that was too goo to turn down, insisting that the schemer can still take his game to another level despite becoming one of Europe's leading midfielder during three seasons in Madrid.
He told Sky Sports: "He [Ozil] is proud to play for Arsenal and we are looking forward to London. Arsenal is his new club. He [Wenger] was one of the deciding persons to convince us.
"It's also very helpful that he speaks German well. But that’s not all. He also told us about his plans with the team and especially with Mesut. He wants him to play a big role in midfield. Mesut is still not at his top level. I’m sure there is still 15 to 20% to get out of him and Mr Wenger will help him to do that."
The 24-year-old is currently on international duty with Germany but is due to report for training with Arsenal for the first time next Wednesday. Ozil could make his debut for the Gunners against Sunderland next weekend, with their opening Champions League game against Marseille to come four days later.
Ozil has represented his country 47 times under Joachim Low including appearances at the last World Cup and European Championships, scoring 14 goals.
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