Former Arsenal legend Jens Lehman believes that Mesut Ozil could turn out to be a better signing for Arsenal than Gareth Bale for Real Madrid. 

But the former German international is under the impression that Arsene Wenger's side seriously overpaid for the emerging star, despite the attacker having the most assists in Europe over the past few seasons. 

Ozil completed his £42million switch to the Gunners following Real Madrid's signing of former Tottenham winger Gareth Bale, for a world record fee of £87million.

But, former keeper Lehman has condemned both transfer fees, though he insists that Arsenal have completed the better signing. 

Speaking to German website Spox, Lehman said: "In all honesty, Arsenal paid too much for Ozil, but that's because Gareth Bale went to Real Madrid for so much more money. Nobody is worth that much."

And the keeper - who made over 150 appearances for Arsenal - believes that there isn't much difference between the two players, despite there being a £35million difference in price. 

"The Ozil deal was much better. I don't see a £35million difference between the two players. That's how that market works when a club like Real Madrid loses the plot.

"Arsenal are profiting from Ozil's level of game and performance and his success is not a surprise to me.

"Wenger did not fail, and, given time, he demonstrated a great success in the market," he added

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