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

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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