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Arsene Wenger reacts to Mesut Ozil leaving Arsenal to join Fenerbahce

The former Gunners boss signed the German back in 2013 (Pictures: BeIN SPORTS / AFP)

Arsene Wenger has congratulated Fenerbahce on their imminent signing of Mesut Ozil and believes the Arsenal outcast can propel them to the Turkish league title.

The German World Cup winner was given permission by the north London club to fly to Istanbul on Sunday evening to complete the final details of his January switch to Fenerbahce, having been frozen out at the Emirates by manager Mikel Arteta.

Wenger has spoken in the past about his disappointment regarding Ozil’s situation, with the 32-year-old last playing a competitive match 10 months ago, but he appeared thrilled that his former charge has landed his dream move.

Wenger always had a great relationship with Ozil and is a huge fan of his talent (Picture: Getty)

‘Well first of all I would say you have the pleasure to announce a transfer like that in a period where you will not have many transfers,’ he told BeIN SPORTS Turkey when asked about Ozil’s looming move to Istanbul.

‘And he will certainly be the biggest transfer of the January transfer window, because the world of football is a bit quiet.

‘But overall…