Arsenal’s new signing Mesut Ozil had a bigger offer from French champions PSG but decided to join Arsenal after having a very lengthy discussion with Arsene Wenger on the phone few days before completing his record breaking move to Arsenal.
The player has told reports the Wenger factor played a major part in him joining the club. Wenger’s vision, desire to win laurels again after a long drought and his promises to the German convinced him to join Arsenal.
“I am thrilled to be joining a club of the stature of Arsenal and am looking forward to playing in the Premier League,” he said. “It will be great for my own personal development as a player and I am particularly looking forward to working with Arsene Wenger.
“From our negotiations it is clear the club has huge ambition and I look forward to being part of an exciting future.”
Wenger has always been a big admirer of the player and actually tried to sign him before he left Dortmund.