Theo Walcott is excited that Arsenal managed to pull off the deadline day signing of Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid.
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Walcott, on international duty with England ahead of the World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine, said that he had played against Ozil during his time with the England Under-21 squad.
And he believes the arrival of the Germany international is another clear indication that Arsenal are ready to challenge for honours this season.
“I played against him for the Under-21s when we lost 4-0 and he showed his qualities then and he has shown them for many years for club and country,” Walcott said.
“He is a great addition and I am personally looking forward to playing with him. I think it definitely shows a statement that we are ready to step up and Ozil is going to be fantastic for me personally.
“With the amount of the assists he has got, it's a dream for me to see, so I am very excited to see him in the flesh and play with him. I am sure all the Arsenal fans will be looking forward to the Sunderland game.”