Mesut Ozil speaks about his move to Arsenal

On his Facebook page Ozil had this message to fans of both his old and new clubs. “Dear fans of Real Madrid. Thank you very much for three wonderful years with all of you. “My time at Real Madrid was unique and special for me. “Sometimes things develop differently, than I would have expected them to a few days ago. …

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Arsenal confirm Mesut Ozil signing – the tweet we have all been waiting for

It's official… @MesutOzil1088 is an #Arsenal player. Read the full story, with quotes from Ozil: http://t.co/sFtrKrcOaG #OzilIsAGunner — Arsenal.com (@Arsenal) September 2, 2013 Here’s the news all Gunners fans have been waiting for here. More details here. Wenger said “We are extremely pleased to have signed Mesut Ozil. He is a great player, with proven quality at both club and …

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AshleyArsenal confirm Mesut Ozil signing – the tweet we have all been waiting for

BBC saying that Juan Mata wants to join PSG – but Chelsea playing hard ball

The BBC’s Five Live station has just announced that Juan Mata is very keen on a PSG move and is angling for a deal. Seemingly pushed out by the arrival Willian the Spaniard wants to go to Paris. Apparently the two clubs haven’t agreed a fee, but the BBC seems to believe that there is a good choice that the …

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AshleyBBC saying that Juan Mata wants to join PSG – but Chelsea playing hard ball

Now Daily Mail confirm Ozil signing, but Arsenal might leave it until 11PM to announce it

Arsenal fans are probably biting their nails as it seems that the Ozil to Arsenal deal is taking an age to confirm. There have been reassuring words from David Ornstein and others, but still there must be a few doubts starting to emerge. Not so says The Daily Mail which has confirmed the transfer here. Interestingly the Mail says that …

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AshleyNow Daily Mail confirm Ozil signing, but Arsenal might leave it until 11PM to announce it

So Arsenal’s second choice striker is… Nicklas Bendtner – Palace move off

So Arsenal fans, that big summer striker signing has not materialised, but no worries, Nick The Dane is coming to the rescue. The BBC have just posted that Nicklas Bendtner’s proposed move to Palace has been called off after the deal to sign Demba Ba fell through. David Ornstein posted on the BBC website… “Unless there is any last-minute turn …

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AshleySo Arsenal’s second choice striker is… Nicklas Bendtner – Palace move off

BBC’s David Ornstein says Chelsea’s Ba not going to Arsenal

The BBC’s football correspondent has just confirmed that Ba will not be joining Arsenal on loan. Chelsea’s manager Jose Mourinho has stopped the deal as he didn’t want to do business with a rival club. Is it not a bit late to decide this! Has Mourinho just pulled a masterstroke and left Arsenal without a striker? So Arsene Wenger’s search …

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AshleyBBC’s David Ornstein says Chelsea’s Ba not going to Arsenal

Mesut Ozil signs for Arsenal – done deal says Goal

There’s no official word from Arsenal but Goal.com has broken ranks and confirmed that Mesut Ozil is now an Arsenal player. The German creative midfielder has signed a five-year contract and have cot the Londoners around £40 million. * BREAKING – Fox Sports News has also said this has been confirmed too. Sky Sports has tweeted deal will be confirmed …

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AshleyMesut Ozil signs for Arsenal – done deal says Goal

Suarez update: Late bids from Arsenal and Real Madrid incoming?

One of the key parts of the jigsaw on transfer day is the fate of one Luis Suarez. Should he leave Liverpool, then that might spark off a last minute dash from the Reds to replace him, while at the same time nudging another Real player, possibly Di Maria, out the door towards Arsenal. As of 2.30 on Monday the …

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AshleySuarez update: Late bids from Arsenal and Real Madrid incoming?

Arsenal and Liverpool target Burak Yilmaz’s move to Lazio breaks down

Here’s one to keep an eye on. A couple of sources are reporting that Burak Yilmaz’s move from Galatasaray to Lazio may have broken down with the Italains reluctant to meet the Turkish club’s valuation of the prolific striker. The BBC’s Andy Brassell suggests that the reported offer of €15m (£12.75m) has been judged insufficient. “Granted, Burak only cost €5m …

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AshleyArsenal and Liverpool target Burak Yilmaz’s move to Lazio breaks down

Arsenal update: Real fans sing – ‘don’t sell Ozil!’

At the time of writing Mesut Ozil is being prodded and poked in Germany as he prepares to complete his £42 million move to Arsenal. He has effectively been pushed out by the signing of Bale and the retention of Di Maria and Ronaldo. It is worth noting though that Real fans are not happy about his departure. The BBC’s …

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AshleyArsenal update: Real fans sing – ‘don’t sell Ozil!’

BBC confirms Ozil medical at Arsenal after agreeing personal terms

Big news Gunners fans. After failing to tempt Mesut Ozil a few years back, it now seems certain that the German will be an Arsenal player very soon. The BBC has just confirmed that the player has agreed personal terms and is about to have a medical. This from the BBC Arsenal have agreed a £42.4m (50m euros) deal with …

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AshleyBBC confirms Ozil medical at Arsenal after agreeing personal terms

Are Man United in for Arsenal target Ozil? Confusion at Sky Sports

Possibly the worst news that Arsenal fans could hear today would be that Man United had made a move for Real Madrid’s Mesut Ozil, Arsenal number one target. And there were rumours that the Reds had made an offer for the player but hadn’t been able to agree his personal terms ie wages. Well this morning Sky Sports seems to …

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AshleyAre Man United in for Arsenal target Ozil? Confusion at Sky Sports

Liverpool confirm Sakho signing

The first big-ish signing of the morning for a Prem club has just landed with Liverpool confirming that they have signed French international Mamadou Sakho on a long-term contract. The rumour is that he cost £12 million. This follows the deal for Tiago Ilori, who has cost Liverpool £25m. Sakho told the club’s website: “I’m delighted to be here. I’d …

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AshleyLiverpool confirm Sakho signing

Who will Arsenal sign today?

So Gunners fans? Who do you think will be pulling on a red and white short by the end of the day? There are of course a host of players who the Gunners are supposed to have spoken to, however that might not be all. In the last minute scramble in summer 2011 Arsene Wenger signed five players in the …

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Marca says Ozil will snub Arsenal and stay at Real Madrid

Arsenal fans, just when it all seemed to be going so swimmingly the Spanish paper is now reporting  that the 50 million Euros target Ozil is now London-bound and that he has chosen to stay in Madrid. Of course Marca has been wrong before and there are still plenty of hours left for the player to, ahem, change his mind, …

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AshleyMarca says Ozil will snub Arsenal and stay at Real Madrid

Fabregas returns, and four other Arsenal transfers that aren’t going to happen

Ok Arsenal fans – time to reach for those straws. With an injury list that is growing by the day, a manager who seems to have forgotten where he last left his cheque book and the small matter of a London derby against free spending Spurs days away- things are looking grim. Here though are a few long shots for …

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AshleyFabregas returns, and four other Arsenal transfers that aren’t going to happen

Shock – Arsenal make second summer signing. Flamini is back

There was a lot of talk about this last night and now it appears to have been confirmed by the papers at least. Matty Flamini is back at Arsenal and is on a £40/50k a week deal. The ex Arsenal star, who left the club for Milan on a Bosman is back with his old manager Arsene Wenger after impressing …

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AshleyShock – Arsenal make second summer signing. Flamini is back

Will Arsenal sign a marquee striker? Surely not even Arsene Wenger believes it now

Two words I really hate – marquee signing. They have dogged me all summer. Been my first thought in the morning and have kept me awake nights. And still, with hours to go now, unless you think that a lanky Ligue Two player on a freebie fits the bill Arsenal still haven’t made a marquee signing. And you know what …

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AshleyWill Arsenal sign a marquee striker? Surely not even Arsene Wenger believes it now

Arsenal legend Robert Pires moonlights for Greek amateur team – scores ace goal

Robert Pires – what a legend! The Arsenal player was always hugely popular with the red half of north London. And it seems that he is a very decent chap too. I remember stories of him giving away to tickets to fans in sold out games at Highbury and more. And now this – he was apparently spotted in the …

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AshleyArsenal legend Robert Pires moonlights for Greek amateur team – scores ace goal