Arsenal have announced the transfer of Mesut Ozil to Turkish giants Fenerbahce on a permanent deal.
The Gunners made the announcement in a statement released on their official website on Sunday.
“Mesut Ozil has joined Turkish Super Lig side Fenerbahce in a permanent transfer.
Mesut became our record signing when he joined us at the end of the 2013 transfer window from Real Madrid. He was soon to make an impact, claiming his first assist on his debut and ended his first season with the dramatic FA Cup final win over Hull City. Two more FA Cups followed in the next three seasons and Mesut was also named Arsenal Player of the Season in 2015/16.
During his time with us Mesut made over 250 appearances in all competitions, scoring 44 goals and making 71 assists.
“Everyone at Arsenal wish Mesut all the best for the future.
“The transfer is subject to the completion of regulatory processes.”
Speaking on his move Ozil said:”I’d like to thank the club for this amazing journey over the past seven-and-a-half years. The support I have felt from the team and fans during my time here has been truly incredible and something I will always be grateful for. Together we won trophies for the first time in years and created memories that will last a lifetime. The Arsenal fans will forever remain in my heart. I’d like to thank Edu Gaspar for helping bring about a professional and dignified solution in the past few days, and I wish everyone at the club the best in their attempt to continue to bring Arsenal back to the top, where we belong.”
During his time at Arsenal Ozil won the FA Cup and Community Shield.