Here in the Football Transfer Tavern, there was no deadline day deal we were more impressed with than the one Arsene Wenger pulled off.
To manage to net Mesut Ozil was a remarkable coup and one that got everyone talking. Not just in the tavern over a beer, but all over Europe!
Real Madrid players could not believe the midfielder had been allowed to leave the Bernabeu, Premier League fans could not believe the player had chosen Arsenal and the club themselves were in disbelief slightly.
The German playmaker has more than shown why Arsenal paid so much money for him – and has kept up his reputation as ‘king of the assists.’
Arsenal may be sitting pretty at the top of the Premier League table right now but they still need to add some more world class players to their squad.
With Ozil now at the Emriates Stadium, there is a real belief they can mount a realistic Premier League title challenge once more. As one of our punters notes, they certainly have the money to do so, and could well have a rather interesting run up to the January transfer window.
Not only is the prospect of playing with Ozil a massive lure, but so is the fact that Arsenal are doing well both domestically and in Europe.
With that in mind, we put down our pints long enough to compile a list of five players who could follow Ozil to the Emirates Stadium in January.