Mesut Ozil joined Arsenal because of Arsene Wenger

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Arsenal star Mesut Özil has revealed that Arsene Wenger’s vision for the team was one of the main reasons he decided to join Arsenal.

“Before I joined, I knew that Arsenal were always a technically-strong team,” Özil was quoted as saying by the Daily Star.

“That’s also why I decided to join this club, because I know exactly what the manager wants from the team.”

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The 26-year-old joined Arsenal from Real Madrid for a club record £42.5 million back in 2013.

The Germany international has won two FA Cup trophies and the Community Shield since his arrival in London.

The World Cup winner played a staring role in the Gunners 2-0 win over Stoke City on Saturday.

The former Real Madrid man received a rating of 7.9 from whoscored. Özil made eight key passes and maintained a passing accuracy of %87

Arsenal take on London rivals Chelsea in the Premier League next weekend. Özil is expected to start against the reigning champions and was also part of the Gunners side that beat the Blues in the Community Shield last month.

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