Arsenal have signed German midfielder Mesut Özil from Real Madrid for a club record £42.4 million.

Arsène Wenger finally got his man after failing to land previous big name signings throughout the summer.

Özil, 24, is a more than a welcome addition to the Arsenal midfield. He started started his career at his hometown club Schalke, then moved onto Werder Bremen in 2008, then signed for Real Madrid in August of 2010.

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Mesut Ozil poses after signing for Arsenal in Munich, Germany.

In an interview after the Arsenal match on Sunday, Wenger said: 'You will see what we will announce to you. If we sign somebody I promise we will be very quick to announce it, maybe we will have a good surprise for you'.

It is thought that French club PSG also tabled a bid for the West German born midfielder but he chose the north London club over their European rivals.

Arsenal have also smashed their transfer record perviously set when they bought Santi Cazorla for £16mn in 2012.

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  • Real Madrid CF v Club Atletico de Madrid - La Liga

    MADRID, SPAIN - DECEMBER 01: Mesut Ozil of Real Madrid celebrates after scoring during the La Liga match between Real Madrid and Atletico de Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu stadium on December 1, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Antonio Villalba/Real Madrid via Getty Images)

  • Real Madrid CF v Athletic Club - La Liga

    MADRID, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 17: Mesut Ozil of Real Madrid celebrates after scoring Real's 4th goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Athletic Club de Bilbao at estadio Santiago Bernabeu on November 17, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

  • Real Madrid CF v Athletic Club - La Liga

    MADRID, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 17: Mesut Ozil of Real Madrid celebrates after scoring his side fourth goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid and Athletic Club at Santiago Bernabeu stadium on November 17, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Real Madrid via Getty Images)

  • Real Madrid CF v Club Atletico de Madrid - La Liga

    MADRID, SPAIN - DECEMBER 01: Mesut Ozil of Real Madrid celebrates after scoring during the La Liga match between Real Madrid and Atletico de Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu stadium on December 1, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Antonio Villalba/Real Madrid via Getty Images)

  • Real Madrid CF v FC Barcelona - Copa del Rey - Semi Final First Leg

    MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 30: Raphael Varane (C) of Real Madrid celebrates after scoring with team-mates Mesut Ozil (L) and Sami Khedira during the Copa del Rey Semi-Final first leg match between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on January 30, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Real Madrid via Getty Images)

  • Real Madrid CF v Real Betis Balompie - La Liga

    MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 20: Mesut Ozil of Real Madrid CF celebrates scoring their opening goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Real Betis Balompie at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on April 20, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

  • Cristiano Ronaldo, Gonzalo Higuain, Angel Di Maria, Mesut Ozil, Sergio Ramos

    Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo from Portugal, second right, celebrates his goal with Gonzalo Higuain from Argentina, right, Sergio Ramos, third right, Mesut Ozil from Germany, second left, and Angel Di Maria from Argentina, left, during the Spanish La Liga soccer match against Rayo Vallecano at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

  • Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo from Portugal, right, celebrates with Mesut Ozil from Germany during a Group D Champions League soccer match against Lyon at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

  • Marcelo, Mesut Ozil, Pablo Barrera

    Real Madrid's Marcelo from Brazil, center, celebrates his goal between his fellow teammate Mesut Ozil from Germany, left, and Zaragoza's Pablo Barrera from Mexico, right, after he scored a goal against Real Zaragoza during their Spanish La Liga soccer match at La Romadera stadium in Zaragoza, Spain Sunday Aug. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

  • Karim Benzema, Mesut Ozil

    Real Madrid's Karim Benzema, right celebrates his goal with Mesut Ozil in the first half of a friendly soccer match against the Philadelphia Union, Saturday, July 23, 2011, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

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    Real Madrid's Mesut Ozil from Germany, right, celebrates after scored the second goal of his teammate, against Athletic Bilbao, during their Spanish La Liga soccer match, at San Mames stadium in Bilbao, northern Spain, Wednesday, May 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

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    Real Madrid's Mesut Ozil from Germany celebrates after scoring a goal against Atletico de Madrid during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

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    Real Madrid's Mesut Ozil from Germany celebrates his goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match against Betis at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

  • Brayan Angulo, Hassan Yebda, Mesut Ozil

    Granada's Brayan Angulo from Colombia, left, and Hassan Yebda from France close in on Real Madrid's Mesut Ozil from Germany, right during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Nuevo Los Carmenes stadium in Granada, Spain, Monday Aug. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Daniel Tejedor)

  • Ignacio Sousa Marcos, Mesut Ozil

    Real Madrid's Mesut Ozil from Germany, right, duels for the ball with Al Sadd's Ignacio Sousa Marcos during the Santiago Bernabeu trophy soccer match at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, in Madrid, Spain, Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

  • Mesut Ozil, Nosa Igiebor

    Real Madrid's Mesut Ozil from Germany, right, is charged by Betis' Nosa Igiebor from Nigeria, center, during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

  • Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Mesut Ozil, Sergio Ramos

    From left, Karim Benzema from France, Sami Khedira from Germany, Mesut Ozil from Germany, Sergio Ramos and Cristiano Ronaldo from Portugal, right, celebrate after scoring against Atletico de Madrid during the Copa del Rey final soccer match between Atletico de Madrid and Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Friday, May 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

  • Mesut Ozil, Marco Van Ginkel

    Real Madrid midfielder Mesut Ozil (10) and Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel vie for the ball during the second half of the International Champions Cup final soccer game, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

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    Real Madrid's German midfielder Mesut Ozil celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs Real Betis at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 20, 2013. AFP PHOTO / PEDRO ARMESTRE (Photo credit should read PEDRO ARMESTRE/AFP/Getty Images)