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Arsenal break bank for star Ozil

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Arsenal on Monday shattered their transfer record to sign Germany attacking midfielder Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid in a deal reportedly worth pound sterling 42.4 million ($66 million, 50 million euros). 

German midfielder Mesut Ozil celebrates after scoring at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 20, 2013. Arsenal on Monday announced that they have signed Ozil from Real Madrid for a club-record fee.

The deal was completed in the final hours of transfer deadline day, and came a day after Madrid signed Gareth Bale from Arsenal's arch rivals Tottenham Hotspur for a reported world-record fee in excess of pound sterling80 million.

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