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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