Wenger finally made a move this summer and spent big money on the most expensive player to come to Emirates Stadium. Ozil cost the Gunners a whopping £42.4million which according to Jens Lehmann was too much. Arsenal’s former goalkeeper also mentioned the fact that even though Ozil was expensive, he offers much greater value for money than Bale does. The Welshman moved to Real Madrid for £86million.
According to Metro, Lehmann also praised Wenger’s strategy. Even if the Frenchman took his time, he managed to pull off one of the biggest surprises of the summer. No one expected a player of Ozil’s stature to end up at the Emirates, especially considering the fact that it has been 7 years since the Gunners have won a trophy.
Luckily, the 25 year old German international chose wisely and made his way to London. He has already started to make his presence felt. He managed two assists on his debut at the Emirates. He is a perfect fit for the Gunners and he can work really well with Wilshere who is one of Arsenal’s most important players. It looks like Wenger’s first major investment is a real success and hopefully there are more transfers to come. Considering the fact that the Gunners have not brought in any big names over the past years, the £42.4million is not actually too big of a price tag for Ozil. Even Lehmann admitted that, although expensive, his fellow German international is going to take Arsenal to another level.
Fans are now hoping that Wenger will also invest in a world class striker to complement Ozil’s excellent passing skills. The match against Stoke was proof that Giroud is not quite on the same level as the Gunners midfielders yet. Both Wilshere and Ozil could actually bring Arsenal some trophies this year if the French manager finds someone to turn their passes into goals. The good news is that Wenger is sitting on a lot of money and still has enough resources to try and sign someone to compete with Giroud and Bendtner for a spot in the starting eleven.