The undisputed signing of the summer has got to be Arsenal new boy Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid in a club record £42.5 million deal.
That I think we can all agree on here in the Football Transfer Tavern, and whilst we no longer get hourly Jim White updates on our mammoth plasma screen, there is still plenty to discuss and consider now that the transfer window has officially closed for the summer.
By now, everyone knows exactly how much Ozil cost, the fact that he felt unloved at Real Madrid and his happiness at linking up with Arsene Wenger and becoming a Gunner.
Add to this the much talked about number of assists that the attacking midfielder gets on a weekly basis, and as one of our punters quips over his beer and a burger – all for under a fiver, there’s value for money you didn’t really see during the transfer window – what else is there to know about the German international that we, and a host of daily newspapers have not already discussed?
Well, quite frankly, there is plenty.
The midfielder leads a relatively quiet life off the field, but certainly has some interesting facts swirling about – and here are the top five things that you probably did not know about Mesut Ozil.
Gunners fans pay close attention – Real Madrid and Manchester United fans look away now (salt in the wounds isn’t a look we like to go for here in the tavern so close to a weekend!)