Mesut Ozil to Arsenal: Gunners Sign Real Madrid Star

Rob GoldbergFeatured ColumnistSeptember 2, 2013

With the summer transfer window closing, Arsenal have reportedly acquired Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid. 

Wayne Veysey of has confirmed Ozil's transfer from Real Madrid to Arsenal:

Mesut Ozil is now an Arsenal player. Fee: £40m. Contract: 5 years, £130,000-a-week. Club-record signing & highest (current) earner.

— Wayne Veysey (@wayneveysey) September 2, 2013

BBC Sport first reported that Arsenal and Real Madrid agreed on a deal for the 24-year-old player:

Arsenal agree a 50m euros (£42.4m) fee with Real Madrid to sign Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil #afc

— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) September 2, 2013

Telegraph Sport supported BBC Sport's original report regarding the Ozil agreement:

Arsenal have agreed a club transfer fee of £42 million for Real Madrid and Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil. #afc

— Telegraph Sport (@TelegraphSport) September 2, 2013

Arsenal have since confirmed the deal.