And on Friday, Mesut Ozil extended his stay at the Emirates Stadium by signing a new three-and-a-half-year, £350,000-per-week deal (before tax).
"First we had to agree a transfer deal with them and after that wait for them to find someone who can replace him".
The 29-year-old tweeted a photo of him autographing pictures, along with the caption: "Had a busy day signing things".
After penning down a fresh three-year extension under Wenger, Ozil reckoned he let his heart decide what was one of the most important decisions of his footballing career.
"Good things take time".
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Jamie Redknapp has warned Mesut Ozil that it is now time for him to step up and deliver on a consistent basis for Arsenal.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has admitted he wanted to sign a defender in the January transfer window and that he now has to find "an internal solution to our defensive problems". The defeat saw Arsenal drift further away from the top four spot, eight and six points respectively off London rivals Chelsea in fourth place and Tottenham Hotspur in fifth.
The Independent's Miguel Delaney revealed "Mourinho had a specific tactical role in mind" for the Germany global but changed his thinking once United completed a deal for Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez in January.