- Mesut Ozil ended his seven-year spell with Arsenal after he sealed a January switch to Fenerbahce
- Arsene Wenger believes the transfer is the biggest of the January window, tipping Ozil to be a huge success with the Turkish giants
- Fenerbahce currently sit second on the Süper Lig charts with 38 points, on level with leaders Besiktas
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Arsene Wenger has broken his silence following Mesut Ozil's stunning transfer move to Fenerbahce.
Mesut Ozil ended his seven-year spell with Arsenal after he sealed a January switch to Fenerbahce. Photo by Marc Atkins.
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Ozil is understood to have been given permission to jet to Istanbul to complete the switch, ending months of his tumultuous spell with Arsenal.
The midfielder had been frozen out at the Emirates, with manager Mikel Arteta axing him from the Arsenal squad for the ongoing season.
The move plunged Ozil's future with the Gunners into uncertainty, leaving him with no choice but to seek a move away.
And just hours after Ozil appeared to have sealed his move to Fenerbahce, Wenger, who signed the German from Real Madrid has exuded confidence Ozil can propel the Turkish giants to title glory.
"He will certainly be the biggest transfer of the January transfer window, because the world of football is a bit quiet," Wenger told beIN Sport as cited by Metro UK.
"But overall it’s fantastic news for Fenerbahce, who are in a strong position in the league, and I think he can be the piece of the puzzle that will make them even more of a threat to win the Turkish league," the Frenchman added.
Wenger has previously expressed his disappointment with Ozil's treatment at Arsenal, but now appear thrilled the former Real Madrid star has ended his Emirates nightmare.
He pulled off a huge coup to sign Ozil from Real seven years ago, with the midfielder flourishing under the Frenchman in his early years with the north Londoners and subsequently won three FA Cup titles with the side.
It was however the exit of Wenger that birthed his struggles at the club, failing to click under the legendary manager's successo, Unai Emery.
The arrival of Arteta further spelt doom for the World Cup winner as he fell out of favour under his former teammate.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Fenerbahce who are Turkish side posted awesome photos of Mesut Ozil wearing the club's tracksuit ahead of his official unveiling after travelling from London to Turkey.
Mesut Ozil found it difficult to break into Arsenal first team since his former teammate Mikel Arteta became the manager at the Emirates stadium.
Despite calls from many Arsenal legends and past players for Mikel Arteta to restore Mesut Ozil back in the first team, the Spaniard failed to give the German the green light.
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