Arsenal transfers: Theo Walcott hails ‘very exciting’ Mesut Ozil signing

Arsenal transfers: Theo Walcott says Mesut Ozil is a "very exciting" for the Gunners after the German sealed a move on deadline day

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Theo Walcott scored 21 goals for Arsenal last season Photo: Nike

Theo Walcott has hailed Mesut Ozil as a “very exciting” signing after the Germany international completed a deadline day move to The Emirates.

The 24-year-old midfielder penned a five-year deal with the north London side after the Gunners smashed their club-record transfer to agree a £42.5m fee with Real Madrid for the German playmaker.

Ozil made 155 appearances for Los Blancos after joining Real Madrid from Werder Bremen three years ago for a fee of around £12.4m.

And Walcott, who has previously faced Ozil when playing for England’s Under-21 side, backed the former Real Madrid star to shine at Arsenal over the coming seasons.

“It’s very exciting. I played against him for England Under 21s, he showed his qualities then and he has showed them since,” Walcott told a news conference at England’s training camp on Tuesday.

“He’s a great addition and personally I’m looking forward to playing alongside him.”

Arsenal’s record signing Ozil has already set his sights on helping the club end their eight-year trophy drought.

“While talking with Arsene Wenger I immediately felt what I had missed at last,” Ozil said.

“This is 100 per cent faith in me. I want to help this club to finally win titles again.

“I am thrilled to be joining a club of the stature of Arsenal. It will be great for my own personal development as a player.”

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