So first we were in crisis. And then we whipped Sp*rs asses the day before transfer deadline day and then Arsene Wenger trolled us all with: "I promise, if we have a big signing tomorrow, we will make an announcement!" And he said it in that sweetly confiding way he has of talking to journalists...so I wasn't even mad.
Then the next day came...and we made an orgasmic signing...so I really wasn't mad...
Meet club-record signing Mesut Özil:
Isn't he adorable? His community (which I run: shameless plug coming up - crinkly_ears is the place) is named for a reason- his ears are literally upside down. And yes, you are all welcome. I am fully in the business of converting all of Mesut's fans who are not Gunners already (though a surprising number are - he really is the prototypical Arsenal player) into Arsenal fans and turning all Gunners into lovers of Mesutosity.
He is a wizard. He is beautiful to watch. He drives me to tears occasionally with a pass. He is pure magic when he's on - and he's on a great deal. Arsenal couldn't have signed a more beautiful or elegant player and I love we did it - I love we told everyone: "Stuff your new centre-backs and your new goalkeeper! We're going to improve on something we already do well - dazzling the watchers!"
Here he is from the front:
Oh yes - if they haven't got them, Yaya, Mathieu and Mesut will be needing tags