‘I’m really looking forward to it’ – Arsenal star admits he’s excited about Wenger’s £46.5m acquisition

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has heaped praise on Arsene Wenger’s latest signing heading into the 2017/18 season.

The Germany international is dealing with uncertainty over his future as he stalls on the decision to extend his contract which only has one year remaining.

However, Ozil might just have been reassured about the club’s ambition through the £46.5 million deal to secure Alexandre Lacazette this week.

The French striker, who scored 37 goals for Lyon last season, is now part of Arsenal’s attacking unit and Ozil seems to be relishing the idea of teaming up with Lacazette.

“I’m really looking forward to it,” Ozil told the club’s official website.

“He’s a very good striker who has scored many goals in Ligue 1, not just this season but in previous seasons too. We’re really happy to have such a class striker here with us.

“From what I’ve heard, he’s meant to be very good, always hungry for goals and ice-cold when he gets into a scoring position.

“My friends who follow the French league know him well and have told me that I’ll definitely have fun with him on the pitch.

“I hope that he’ll be able to take us further with his goals. I’m sure he’s happy to be here and to be able to play with us, and we’re pleased to be able to assist him and help him to score as many goals as possible.”

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