Arsenal defender Mertesacker: I urged Wenger to snap up Ozil

Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker admits manager Arsene Wenger asked him about signing Mesut Ozil.

The pair played together at Werder Bremen and are Germany teammates.

"He asked me what I thought and the answer was obvious," recalled Mertesacker.

"I knew that he (Wenger) had wanted to sign him when he was at Werder Bremen.

"I knew him from Bremen and I know he will get better."

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