Arsenal close in on German superstar

Mesut Ozil (Real Madrid)Arsenal are locked in discussions with Real Madrid for a £42million deal for Mesut Ozil, according to reports from Sky Sports.

The Gunners are desperate to lure at least one big name player to the Emirates ahead of the transfer deadline, and are hopeful of taking advantage of the playmaker’s limited chances of first-team football in the Spanish capital.

With Gareth Bale having finally completed his move to the Bernabeu, Ozil’s spot in Carlo Ancelotti’s team is under threat.

The Welshman will, likely, line up on one wing, with Cristiano Ronaldo on the opposite flank.

This means that Ozil will be battling with a number of players – including new arrival Isco – for the remaining spot supporting the main front-man.

Arsenal are willing to smash the club record to conclude a £40m deal, and are in advanced negotiations with Real.

Ozil has said publically that he is happy to stay put and fight for his future at the club, but privately he is thought to be willing to relocate to North London.

Wenger will have to scrap to keep interest from other sides – namely Manchester United – at bay and conclude a deal before the window closes.

Arsenal have endured a quiet summer, with Yaya Sanogo and Mathieu Flamini their only notable signings.

Arsenal fans, would signing Mesut Ozil be the best deal of the summer window?

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