Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil signs new three-year deal

The Arsenal target wearing a black hooded-jumper heads towards an entrance at the airport

In the end I let my heart decide.

German World Cup victor Mesut Ozil gave Arsenal a big boost by finally agreeing a new contract that will see him become the highest paid player in the club's history, according to the BBC, which said he would earn around £350,000 a week.

The Gabon global reunites with former Borussia Dortmund team-mate Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who makes his first start for his new side since joining from Manchester United in a swap deal for Alexis Sanchez.

There was no introductory press conference for the new £56m man because Arsenal no longer do that. You can put that down to new recruitment boss Sven Mislintat.

Arsenal did recruit Konstantinos Mavropanos from Greek side PAS Giannina, but the 20-year-old is viewed as a player for the future.

Arsenal head in to the weekend action sitting eight points off fourth place following our defeat in Wales so it's imperative we get back to winning ways tomorrow if we're to retain any hope of finishing in the top four.

"When you look at the transfer market today, the fact that you can keep a player of that calibre is of course good news".

"Yes, because our defensive numbers are not good enough and that's where we needed some possible strengthening as well".

There was no official confirmation from Arsenal but Ozil posted a tweet with a picture of him signing photos with the message: "Had a busy day signing things".

As for the arrival of Aubameyang, Wenger could offer no consolation to last summer's record signing Alexandre Lacazette. It was the third time the club had sanctioned the player for disciplinary reasons in a little over a year.

Wenger said: "January was a very hard month for Arsenal but, as much as it was disappointing on the pitch side, I felt that on the transfer side it worked well for us". "That is the problem - how do you fit all four in the same team?"

"When I think of City looking for a new striker, going in for Sanchez, you think of Chelsea and Giroud, you think of United signing Sanchez but never being in for Aubameyang or Klopp who signed him for Dortmund. He is a professional guy". With Arsenal bringing in two new key players further up the pitch, Cech can be the steady rock that forms the core of Arsenal's defence.

And Merson finds it remarkable his former side have not invested in their weakest positions that will now come back to haunt them once again.

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