League transfer fee records were broken left, right and centre during this
transfer window, with clubs splashing £630m in total on new players.
Take a look
at the 10 best Premier league signings going into 2013-2014 season, with the
move of Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid
to Arsenal topping the list.
1. Mesut Ozil to Arsenal from Real Madrid for
Giroud must feel like the luckiest man on earth right now.
signing of Ozil, the oft-criticised striker is set to have goal-scoring
opportunities served up to him on a silver platter.
Arsenal fans, too, will not know what to do
with themselves as the brilliant German begins to pull the strings at the
After years of being fed up with Arsene Wenger
signing a succession of obscure young Frenchmen, this is the signing Gunners
fans have been crying out for.
It came about in dramatic fashion, too.
first sniffs of a possible deal for Ozil really only came to the surface on
deadline day, catching fans by surprise, and knocking their socks off when it
The reason for their excitement was not just
that Wenger had at last spent big on a player, but they had landed one of the
best players in the world.
Friend and now former team-mate, Sergio Ramos
instantly recognised what Real Madrid has lost, declaring on Twitter that Ozil
was the “king of the assist”.
He was not wrong. Over the past five years no
one in the top five European leagues has provided more assists  or
goal-scoring chances  than the 24-year-old attacking midfielder.
No wonder Arsenal fans are still in shock.
Birmingham for £2m
Sporting CP for £8.5m
Sakho to Liverpool from PSG for £14.5m
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