Podolski, Wilshere & more: Twitter reacts to Ozil’s Arsenal move

Lukas Podolski and Jack Wilshere both tweet their thoughts on deadline day after Arsenal sign Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid

Mesut Ozil
Mesut Ozil has signed a five-year deal with Arsenal Photo: Twitter/Lukas Podolski

Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Real Madrid midfielder Mesut Ozil in a club-record £42m deal.

The Germany international is reported to have agreed a five-year deal with the Gunners after he underwent a medical at Germany’s training base earlier on transfer deadline day.

Here is the best of the Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, as well as celebrity supporters to Arsenal’s marquee summer signing.

Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski (‏@Podolski10) is happy to have his compatriot at the Gunners: “Aha!! Welcome bro. London calling!;))) #arsenal #mesutözil #afc #podolski”

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere (@JackWilshere) hails Ozil as the signing of the summer: “Signing of the summer!Easily ! Fantastic player, plays the ‘Arsenal way’. Welcome @MesutOzil1088 absolutely buzzing!”

Reading midfielder Garath McCleary (‏@gmccleary12) is happy to see the German heading to The Emirates: “I’m buzzing about the signing of Oozil by Arsenal #unbelievable player. #gooner #afc”

Norwich City midfielder Bradley Johnson ‏(@Bradley4Johnson) reckons it’s a good time to be a Gooner: “Beat spurs on Sunday, sign Ozil on Monday…not a bad few days for Arsenal!! And linked to Di Maria #gooners”

Former Manchester United and Gunners defender Viv Anderson ‏(@Anderson_Viv) is impressed by Wenger’s coup: “Great signing for one of my old clubs @Arsenal if Ozil goes there, really like his style of play. Him and Cazorla will link well :)”

However, ex-Germany international Dietmar Hamann ‏(@DietmarHamann) wonders if Ozil is over-priced: “£42m for Özil. Too much?”

Former Sunderland midfielder Michael Gray ‏(@mickygray33) is shocked that United aren’t making a signing: “Shocked if Manchester United don’t sign anyone…!!! Buy buy buy Mr Moyes.. Go get Ozil he is perfect for you… #PremierLeague

England legend Gary Lineker ‏(@GaryLineker) hails the signing: “Özil has signed for Arsenal. Terrific acquisition. Always rated him, but wonder why Real Madrid didn’t and why Mourinho preferred Willian?”

Pedro Pinto (‏@pedropintotv) has his say: “Ozil is a great signing for Arsenal. However, they still need someone who can tackle in midfield. Who will protect all attacking players?”

Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler (@Robbie9Fowler) is impressed by Arsenal’s business: “Quality signing for arsenal.. Some player.”

Ex-Chelsea midfielder Jody Morris (@morriskid) wonders if Arsenal should address other areas: “Great signing by Arsenal as far as quality..Top player…Now will they address more problematic areas??”

Arsenal legend Ray Parlour (@RealRomfordPele) is ecstatic: “Ozil top signing. Very happy!”

Ex-Crystal Palace man Mark Bright (@Mark__Bright) is impressed by Wenger’s composure: “#ArseneKnows everything comes to he who waits, quality player, glad to see him in the #PL, now Arsene where are those defenders & striker?”

Wenger’s biggest critic Piers Morgan (‏@piersmorgan) is HAPPY: “BOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!! We’ve got him. #Ozil #Afc #SigningOfTheSummer No @persie_official – you can’t come back. #Afc”

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