Arsenal appear to have pulled off a transfer coup, signing a player who clearly does not want to leave Real Madrid, and according to reports in Germany would prefer to join Manchester United.
But that should take absolutely nothing away from the fact that Arsenal have done excellent business in order to, seemingly, tie down the signing of Mesut Ozil from Los Blancos.
But most reports suggested this morning that Arsenal had the financial clout and desire to make moves for both Ozil and Argentine international Angel Di Maria on Deadline Day.
But on the last visit to London Colney on Sky Sports News it was reported that interest in Di Maria has faded.
Arsenal could afford both players, and Real could probably be convinced to sell - so why?
Signing Ozil seems to have been fairly straightforward, this despite him being in Germany for international duty.
He is with Die Mannschaft at the moment with international compatriots, including a likely future team-mate in the form of Per Mertesacker.
But in this modern age of private jets, instant messaging and Skype - there is no reason why a deal for an English club cannot be conducted from just across the water.
In the case of Di Maria, it is a much more difficult proposition.
He has only recently arrived in Paraguay with the Argentina national squad and conducting a deal from over 6000 miles away certainly presents more pressing difficulties then that of a player currently in Munich.
Not that Arsenal fans will mind much, they will just be pleased to see Arsene Wenger spending money on an excellent player in Ozil.
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