After Arsenal’s failed social media announcement last week with Henrikh Mhkitaryan we woke up to this to before the first pot of coffee was brewed
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any bigger than breaking our transfer record, possibly the bigger and more important news was broken by Ornstein to make this a grand Arsenal day indeed. #WeveGotOzil
EXCLUSIVE: Mesut Ozil signs a new three-and-a-half year contract to remain at Arsenal until summer 2021. Becomes highest-paid player in club history on around £350k per week before tax. Deal agreed last weekend, signed at Colney this morning. Could take him to 8yrs at #AFC & 32yo pic.twitter.com/600XtVnbnH— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) January 31, 2018
File these next two under ‘were never going to happen’
A look at how he fits into Arsenal's back line. pic.twitter.com/DkIQxH9Fkx— Robbie Tinsley (@RTinMan13) January 31, 2018
To finish off the day, Arsenal decided to say goodbye to 3 French compatriots (making a total of 4 for this window). The JEFF is headed to Ligue 1 on loan, Debuchy to St. Etienne and the heartbreaker of Olivier Giroud to London rivals Chelsea.
To get a full roundup and breakdown of this January’s window, click here
And don’t forget folks, always do your scouting beforehand or you’ll end up like our friend, Jose.
And just for laughs...Landon Donovan not only came out of retirement to play for Club Leon, he also got the biggest hair transfer of the January window! Well played, Landon, well played.