New Arsenal signing Ozil sets title target
Tuesday 03 September 2013
Mesut Ozil, who arrived at Arsenal from Real Madrid on transfer deadline day for a club record £42.5m, has set the target of helping the Gunners win the Premier League title after signing a five year contract, the Daily Mail has reported.
Ozil, who spent three seasons at Real Madrid, scoring 27 goals in 159 appearances in all competitions, was allowed to leave the Bernabeu in the wake of Gareth Bale’s move to the Spanish capital from Tottenham Hotspur, with regular first-team football not guaranteed.
The German’s move to the Emirates Stadium was the biggest deal done on deadline day, and smashed Arsenal’s transfer record, which previously stood at around £15m, for the signing of Andrey Arshavin from Zenit St. Petersburg in January 2009.
Arsenal have not won the title since 2004, and have gone nine years without a trophy. However, Ozil aims to help end the club’s barren run. He said:‘I look forward to my future with Arsenal. In talking with Arsene Wenger, I immediately sensed what had been missing, the wholehearted trust in me. I will pay back the club and the fans in each game. Now I want to help the club to finally win a title.’
Ozil’s capture comes after a frustrating summer for Arsenal, which has seen failed attempts to sign midfielder Luiz Gustavo, and strikers Gonzalo Higuain and Luis Suarez.
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