Arsene Wenger explains how Arsenal beat PSG to Mesut Ozil's signature

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil celebrates scoring the opening goal against Napoli in the Champions League at the Emirates on October 1, 2013
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Arsene Wenger explains how Arsenal beat Paris Saint-Germain to the signature of midfielder Mesut Ozil.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that he had an "advantage" over Paris Saint-Germain during the race for Mesut Ozil's signature.

The German international opted to leave Real Madrid for the Emirates on transfer deadline day in September for a reported club-record fee of £42.5m.

Despite interest from the Ligue 1 outfit, Wenger has stated that he had the upper hand following his attempts to sign the midfielder from Werder Bremen in 2010.

"PSG wanted Ozil but I had an advantage because I'd already had that contact," The Express quotes Wenger as saying.

"He came to my house and he decided quickly. The first contact [with Ozil] happened at my place, for discretion. He decided in 24 hours."

Arsenal currently lead at the top of the Premier League table by two points.

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