Kieran Gibbs can’t wait to play alongside Mesut Ozil for Arsenal

Kieran Gibbs has revealed his excitement at Arsenal's club-record signing of Mesut Ozil - and can't wait to play with the 24-year-old

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Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs is delighted by Mesut Ozil's arrival Photo: The Sport Review

Kieran Gibbs has revealed his excitement at Arsenal’s club-record signing of Mesut Ozil – and can’t wait to line up alongside the Germany international.

The Gunners smashed their transfer record to land the 24-year-old in a £42.5m deal from Real Madrid last week, with the playmaker signing a five-year contract at the north London club.

And Arsenal defender Gibbs admits he is looking forward to playing with the former Real Madrid star for the Gunners.

“I’m very excited, when a world-class player comes in and joins you’ve got to be excited,” Gibbs told Arsenal Player.

“I’m sure he’ll settle in quickly because we’ve got Lukas [Podolski] and Per [Mertesacker] with him to get him settled so it shouldn’t take him too long. I’m really looking forward to working with him.

“He’s got a clinical side to him and technically he’s world-class. He’s going to create a lot of problems for opposition we come up against and hopefully he can continue the form that he had with Real Madrid.

“He’ll still have work to do to match Dennis Bergkamp and what he’s done for the club. But he’s a world-class player and he looks very determined to come and help the team out.”

Gibbs, 23, also believes that Arsenal’s signing of Ozil signal’s the north London club’s ambition.

“It’s a statement to what the club want to do and what the club want to achieve,” he continued. “It’s something that everyone’s been waiting for so now we have a big signing to help push us to the next level.”

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