Record-breaker Mesut Ozil turned down a bigger offer from Paris Saint-Germain to sign for Arsenal.

Germany international Ozil has become the Gunners' biggest signing completing a £42million move on a five-year deal worth around £140000-a-week.

The midfielder had a bigger offer from big-spending French champions PSG but decided to join the Gunners after lengthy talks with Wenger over the telephone in the past few days.

Wenger spelled out Arsenal’s ambition to win silverware and for Ozil to be part of his football vision as well as telling him that he would be his “dream” signing.

The Frenchman tried to sign Ozil before he joined Real Madrid three years ago has remained a big fan and was keen to sign him once he was alerted about the 24-year-old's availability as revealed by Mirror Sport on August 21.

Arsenal were also keen on Real Madrid duo Karim Benzema and Angel Di Maria.

But while Wenger was keen on a striker his favourite target was always Ozil.

"I am thrilled to be joining a club of the stature of Arsenal and am looking forward to playing in the Premier League" he said. "It will be great for my own personal development as a player and I am particularly looking forward to working with Arsene Wenger.

"From our negotiations it is clear the club has huge ambition and I look forward to being part of an exciting future."

The Arsenal manager was delighted to have landed a player of such a high calibre.