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The German has been linked with a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu with the Gunners close to agreeing a deal with Real Madrid, but is he the right man for Arsene Wenger?

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Mesut Ozil is the subject of intense speculation linking him with a move to Arsenal as the transfer window draws to a close this summer.

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The Real Madrid star has been told he can leave the Spanish capital with the two clubs agreeing a deal to sell Ozil to the Gunners.

Arsenal have made a club-record £40 million bid for the German international with Wenger hoping to complete a deal before Monday's 23.00BST deadline.

It has been a difficult summer for Arsenal, with the club failing in their attempts at bringing Luis Suarez, Gonzalo Higuain, Wayne Rooney and Karim Benzema to north London.

Gareth Bale's world-record transfer from White Hart Lane to the Bernabeu on Sunday means that Madrid are willing to part with Ozil and, potentially, winger Angel Di Maria.

But it is Ozil, who plays just behind the striker for Carlo Ancelotti's men, who is the Gunners' main target.

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Should Arsene Wenger splash the cash on Ozil? Is the 24-year-old worth £40m or should Wenger look to bring in more than one player with that kind of money?

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