[Photos]: Record signing Mesut Ozil wearing Arsenal Kit
Mesut Ozil in Arsenal kit – the image, you’ve been looking for, is finally here. We already posted earlier here of him holding the shirt with team-mate Lukas Podolski. But, this is him, all alone, wearing the no 11 Red home and away jersey.
The German international was signed on the transfer deadline day for a club-record fee of £42.5 million from Real Madrid. The midfield genius, who is highly regarded as one of the best creative attacking midfielders in the world, has penned a five-year-contract at the Emirates.
Ozil initially ruled out a probable departure from Madrid but realizing that he longer holds the good faith of new manager Carlo Ancelotti, decided to switch Madrid’s white for the red of Arsenal, once Arsene Wenger personally convinced him to join over a telephone conversation.
Quite understandably the fans are buzzing with this transfer and this is reflected in the enormous spike in replica shirt sales. Sales of shirt on the club’s online store were 12 times than normal – the Ozil-mania has hit the fever-pitch.