Found September 09, 2013 on Soccerlens:
PLAYERS: Arsene Wenger
Can Mesut Ozil push Arsenal into the title race? - originally posted on Soccerlens.comA lot is expected from Arsenal’s new signing Mesut Ozil, who joined the North London club on the transfer deadline day from Real Madrid. With every new signing, there is always some expectations to go with it. But, Ozil’s case is bit different. He is not just another summer signing. It is something more than that. The 24-year-old is the first and the only big signing of the summer for Arsenal. The Gunners have endured nothing but frustrations throughout the summer and this signing brings a new lease of life at the club. Plus, the club has shown great ambition in securing his signature. Arsene Wenger promised everyone that he will splash the money, if the player is right for him. Out of everybody’s amazement, the Gunners dished out £42.5 million for his services. It was not only their record transfer fee, but the money paid by them was more than what both the Manchester clubs have ever paid to land...

Ozil: Wenger convinced me to move

Mesut Özil has revealed a telephone call from Arsene Wenger convinced him to leave Real Madrid for Arsenal. Arsenal smashed their transfer record to sign attacking midfielder Özil on transfer deadline day last week in a £42.5million deal. Özil had initially pledged to stay at Real this summer after being linked with a move away from the Bernabeu in the wake of Gareth Bale&...

Ozil or not, does Wenger deserve a new deal?

Ozil or not, does Wenger deserve a new deal? - originally posted on Soccerlens.comEmirates seems to be the happiest place on earth at the moment. Arsenal fans needed that – a signing that will galvanize the entire camp. The mood and atmosphere has changed completely. Fans are overjoyed with their record signing Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid. However, one issue sticks out like a...

Ivorian Forward Gervinho Blames Wenger For His Arsenal Woes

  Former Arsenal winger Gervinho Former Arsenal attacker Gervinho has hit out at Arsene Wenger following his summer move to Roma. The Ivorian international endured a two difficult seasons at the Emirates Stadium, failing to command a regular starting position or match the expectations placed on his shoulders following a successful spell with Lille in France. The 26-year-old ended...

Arsenal relaxed over Wenger deal

Arsenal are reportedly remaining relaxed over fresh contract talks with long-serving boss Arsene Wenger. The French coach, who turns 64 next month, will come to the end of his current deal in the summer of 2014 but has indicated he would be open to extending his stay. He continues to hold the full support of owner Stan Kroenke and the board, with chief executive Ivan Gazidis stressing...

I would have joined Arsenal for free, says Ozil

The Germany international who moved to the north Londoners on Monday realised he was disillusioned with life at the Santiago Bernabeu following a conversation with Arsene Wenger Mesut Ozil claims he would have joined Arsenal for free and admits he lost the "transparency trust and respect" at Real Madrid. The Germany international sealed his deadline day switch to Arsene...

Özil: I’d Have Joined Arsenal For Free, Gunners Aiming For More

Mesut Ozil (Arsenal Facebook Page) After coming under heavy criticism for a lack of transfer activity, Arsene Wenger and Arsenal smashed a club record by paying Real Madrid £44 million for German international Mesut Özil. The signing is just short of Chelsea’s £50 million transfer for Fernando Torres. The gunners’ new signing has now come forward to express his disappointment...

Ozil: I would have joined Arsenal without a Transfer Fee

Ozil: I would have joined Arsenal without a Transfer Fee - originally posted on Soccerlens.comEvery time a new player comes in to a new club, it is expected of him to say few good words about his new club. Mesut Ozil, the new signing of Arsenal who joined from Real Madrid is of no exception here, as he claims that he would have joined the Gunners for free. The 24-year-old is widely...

In the Closest North London Rivalry In Years, Who Will Reign Supreme? Arsenal or Spurs?

With six London clubs currently plying their trade in England’s Premier League, there will be plenty of local derby matches to look forward to this season.  None of these fixtures, it can be argued, will be more fiercely contested than those between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.  The return of The Recently More Diplomatic One will have injected some spice into already key games...
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