Arsenal bring in Ozil and Viviano on deadline day

Of all the Premier League clubs, it was Arsenal who made the biggest splash on transfer deadline after shelling out £42.4million for Germany midfielder Mezut Ozil.

The Gunners have finally abolished their stringent financial structure by handing the 24 year old a five year contract, thought to be worth around £140,000-a-week.

Ozil played 159 times for Real Madrid, after moving from Werder Bremen in 2010, while he has also played for Schalke, where he began his professional career.

Internationally, he has scored fourteen goals in forty-seven appearances, whilst he was also fairly prolific at U19 and U21 levels.

Arsene Wenger also managed to secure the services of Italy goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano, who has joined on a season-long loan from Palermo.

The 27 year old will provide competition for Polish pair Wojciech Sczcesny and Lukas Fabianski, having spent last season on loan with Fiorentina – helping them achieve a fourth place finish.

Elsewhere, Jack Wilshere was absent from England training this morning, as he continues to recover from the illness that saw him withdraw from Sunday’s North London derby before half-time.

Winger Theo Walcott is also in the squad for the World Cup Qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine.

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