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Cazorla: I was as excited as any Gooner about Ozil deal

Santi Cazorla admits he was like any Arsenal fan when first hearing of Mesut Ozil's signing from Real Madrid.

Cazorla was like an excited young fan when Arsene Wenger announced to the Arsenal dressing room that he had signed Ozil.

The Spain international told the Daily Mail: "I spoke to friends of mine at Madrid who told me that Mesut was talking to Arsenal and that he wanted to leave. You think, "How are Madrid going to let Mesut get away?" He's one of the best players in the world and the truth is you don't really believe it.

"Then one day the manager said to us, 'We've signed Mesut, he's going for his medical'.

"I was like a little kid. I knew that a great player was coming and that because of the way he plays, he was going to be a perfect fit for us."

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