Arsene Wenger seems to have saved his job with the signing of Mesut Ozil.
Ever since the ex-Real Madrid midfielder signed for £42.5million on transfer deadline day, Arsenal have put in a string of good performances and find themselves top of the Premier League.
It is obvious watching the Gunners that confidence is high at the Emirates, and they seem to be genuine title challengers this season.
Ozil has played a massive part in the victories, assisting plenty of goals and scoring himself in the Champions League game against Napoli.
At the end of the Aston Villa game many fans were desperate for a marquee signing as Arsenal looked lacklustre, going down 3-1 to opposition they were widely expected to beat.
The deal for Luis Suarez looked to be a certainty, even though Liverpool refused to sell the Uruguayan. They had insulted the Reds with an offer of £1 more than Suarez’s release fee (even though it was more of a notification of intention to buy).
Arsenal were looking at Real Madrid players all summer.
Gonzalo Higuain chose Napoli instead of London and Karim Benzema looked a less likely deal that never got off the ground. So many players were linked with the north London club, but up until deadline day their best signing was Mathieu Flamini on a free transfer.
Many fans will say that their team needed an experienced centre back to sure up a somewhat shaky defence in recent years, but nothing materialised.
The board have had a lot of patience with Wenger, who is without a trophy since 2005. That patience may have been wearing thin after disappointing Champions League and Premier League campaigns in recent years, but with the signing of Ozil, things seem to have turned around at the Emirates, and Arsene Wenger's job looks a lot more secure because of it.
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