Arsenal have signed Germany playmaker Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid, the Premier League club announced on Monday (September 2).

Ozil, 24, has signed a five-year deal.

Ozil scored 19 goals in 104 La Liga appearances for Madrid after joining from Werder Bremen in 2010.

"I am thrilled to be joining a club of the stature of Arsenal and am looking forward to playing in the Premier League," he said.

The Gunners have also signed Palermo goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano,27, but talks have broken down with Chelsea to sign striker Demba Ba, 28, on loan.

Arsenal said they had paid a club record fee for Ozil, the deal was worth £42.5 million, beating their previous club record by £27.4 million.

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