Arsenal's club record signing Mesut Ozil has described his £42m move to the Emirates as the "perfect decision" for his career, while revealing that a phone conversation with Gunners boss Arsene Wenger was enough to convince him of the club's ambition to challenge for top honours.
Ozil signed a long-term contract with Arsenal on Monday night, with Wenger successfully persuading the German international to end a three-year stint with Real Madrid and become a Gunner.
The 24-year-old believes that he can thrive with the complete support of Wenger in north London, declaring that he has joined one of the most technically gifted and attractive sides on the continent.
With Arsenal fans excited at the prospect of seeing Ozil flourish in the final third the playmaker believes that Wenger has amassed a young squad primed for future success, relishing the challenge of helping to end the club's eight-year trophy drought.
He told the club's official website: "I’m really looking forward to the challenge, life there [in London] and [meeting] my team-mates, the manager and the fans, as well as the Premier League.
"I’m really excited. It’s a perfect decision for me and and I’m looking forward to it all. I chose Arsenal because they are one of the top clubs in England.
"The coach is a world-class manager, he’s demonstrated that for years. A lot of players have developed under his guidance in the past and that’s why I decided to join Arsenal. I want to improve myself further and I’m looking forward to the style of play.
"Arsenal are well known for the strength of their technical game and their desire to play attacking football. I think I will fit perfectly into that. That’s why I chose to sign for the club.
"The most important thing is that the manager has given me his trust. I spoke to the manager a lot on the phone and he presented his vision and what he thinks about me. That convinced me and that’s why I am now at Arsenal.We want to win trophies.
"I think the fans are looking forward to that too. We have a very strong and a very young team that can improve a lot under the manager. I think we will win trophies because we have the potential."
Ozil is currently on international duty ahead of Germany's World Cup qualifier against Austria on Friday, but is expected to make his Arsenal debut against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light next weekend.
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