Lukas Podolski: 'Mesut Ozil a great signing for Arsenal'

Mesut Ozil of Real Madrid looks on during the pre-season match between Lyon and Real Madrid on July 24, 2013
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Lukas Podolski says that Arsenal's signing of Mesut Ozil is 'great news' for English football.

Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski has expressed his delight at the club's stunning signing of Mesut Ozil.

The Gunners completed a deal for the Real Madrid midfielder for a club-record fee of £42.5m on transfer deadline day.

Podolski believes that the acquisition of his German teammate is brilliant news for the Premier League.

"This is great, for me, for Arsenal and for English football," Podolski told reporters.

Ozil has signed a five-year contract with Arsenal.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger prior to kick-off in the match against Fulham on August 24, 2013
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