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Arsenal closing in on Werder Bremen starlet Mesut Ozil


Sensational news are out and it has been reported that English club Arsenal FC are in talks with Werder Bremen over a possible transfer of youngster Mesut Ozil.

Local media has reported that the Gunners have made good progress in negotiations for the 20 year-old midfielder.

It is believed that Arsenal are ahead of Manchester City and Juventus for the signature of Ozil.

Ozil began his youth career playing for different clubs in Gelsenkirchen and five years for Rot-Weiss Essen. In 2005, he moved to the youth department of Schalke 04. He is a midfielder and wears 11 as his squad number. After starting as playmaker and central attacking midfielder in the place of the suspended Lincoln in Ligapokal matches against Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich for Schalke.

On 31 January 2008, he moved to Werder Bremen for a reported fee of £4.3 million, signing a contract with the German club until June 30, 2011. He scored his first and only goal in the match against Karlsruher SC on 26 April 2008.

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