Arsenal are reportedly on the verge of completing a spectacular £42.4 million transfer to the Emirates after it has emerged that Mesut Ozil is having a medical in Munich, according to reports in Daily Mail.
The reports states that the Real Madrid midfielder is undergoing his medical with of Bayern Munich and Germany team doctor Hans Muller-Wolfhart after accepting he is no longer wanted at the Bernabeu and would be better off making a fresh start in north London. Ozil is due to be in a television commercial today for the German national side and therefore cannot travel to England to complete the medical at Arsenal.
Ozil has had his reservations about the switch to Arsenal and last Wednesday said that he would be staying at Real. But Arsenal appear to have persuaded him to change his mind and the prospective signing of an A-list superstar has generated tremendous excitement among their supporters, who have previously seen the pursuit of various big-names fail to come off.
Ozil is an intelligent player both on and off the ball, his movement, passing and finishing are all praised by a number of world renowned coaches, including Wenger’s London rival Jose Mourinho, who likened him to a Luis Figo/Zinedine Zidane fusion when the now Chelsea manager bossed Real Madrid.
He scored 10 goals and set up his team mates 18 times from 51 matches last season, Ozil is by no means an outcast at the club but, having signed Bale for about €100 m, Real will now look to offload many players to balance the books. He was a crowd favorite at Bernabeu and it was evident that the fans didn’t like Madrid selling him as they sang, ‘Don’t sell Ozil’ as world-record signing Gareth Bale was unveiled at the Bernabeu.
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It would be a major coup for Wenger if he manages to sign Ozil which is looking very likely at this moment. Arsenal fans are finally getting their wish of seeing a Marquee player at the Emirates and that too a big one as Arsenal would break their club record by £27.4 million. And that’s not all as Arsenal are also looking to get 2 more players before the window closes with a goal keeper and striker being their priority. Are you Excited?
Latest : Arsenal will reportedly announce Ozil signing at 6 pm English time. It is also being reported that Ozil will sport no.11 Jersey for Arsenal.