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11/09/2013 15:18 BST | Updated 11/09/2013 18:42 BST

Mesut Özil Welcomed To Arsenal By Lukas Podolski (FIRST PICTURES)

Lukas Podolski has welcomed his new teammate Mesut Özil to the Arsenal squad.

The Arsenal forward tweeted a picture of the pair in the changing rooms on his first day of training for the club with this caption 'Welcome Mesut, have a nice first day and a great season at AFC;)'

The north London club spent a whopping £42 million breaking a club record on the Real Madrid star.

After a transfer deadline day showdown grumblings and rumours have continued to circulate, on social networking sites and in the press as to the nature of the move to the North London club, With reports of Cristiano Ronaldo expressing frustration with the move, to fans shouting 'Don't sell Özil' at Gareth Bales unveiling.

German international teammate Podolski says Özil will be a 'perfect fit' for Arsenal and he will be a positive addition to the team.

Arsenal tweeted this first picture of Mesut Ozil at The club grounds today

Since joining Arsenal, Özil has expressed his happiness in the move and during his first interview he explained his reasons for joining the north London club.

Gunners fans and Özil's new teammates have shown their delight to the new addition and anticipate his debut for the club ahead of their match on Saturday at the Stadium Of Light against Sunderland.

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