Mesut Ozil: A Look Back

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Four years ago today, Arsenal broke the bank to sign Mesut Ozil just before the deadline.

Arsenal spent a reported $55 million, then a club record, to sign the German international from Real Madrid, a move that delighted Arsenal fans and depressed Cristiano Ronaldo, who lamented the sale of his main pipeline.

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Since joining Arsenal, Ozil has gone on to make 119 appearances in the Premier League with 23 goals and 42 assists. He’s had plenty of highs and lows, but Ozil has brought a level of vision and precision passing that has rarely been seen in the Premier League.

Last year, Arsenal released a video looking back at Ozil’s career and youth and it’s only appropriate to revisit that today, on his four-year anniversary of moving to London. Watch the video below. Enjoy.