Wenger plans German swoop, more to come from Özil and Wilshere - Arsenal morning news

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Here's the latest on Arsenal, featuring Arsene Wenger, Jack Wilshere and Marco Reus

The Daily Express reports that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes the best of Mesut Özil is yet to come despite an excellent start to his Arsenal career.

 He said: ‘When he’s fully integrated we will see more.’

'Scoring from set pieces against Stoke was the biggest surprise but it shows the importance of the deliveries. Ozil’s arrival has given the whole club a lift.’

The German midfielder only joined the club on deadline day but has already excited fans with his performances and he isn’t finished there.

There’s a much more positive atmosphere around the club now only a month after the home defeat to Aston Villa.

In the meantime, The Daily Mail reports that Wenger also believes that Jack Wilshere will be back to his best very soon. The England international had his first full preseason since missing a year’s action with an ankle injury.

Wenger draws comparisons to Aaron Ramsey’s recovery and improvement in form

He told the paper: ‘There are similarities because it takes time to come back to your best physically. I think it is more a fitness problem for Jack than anything else, but that will come back much quicker than the rest.’

‘Fitness-wise, Jack is between 80-90% of his potential. For the rest, he has not a lot to learn: he understands the game, can play anywhere: defensive midfield, central midfield. He is a complete player.’

The Daily Express also reports that Arsenal are planning to add to their German contingent by bringing in Julian Draxler and Marco Reus next summer. It is reported that both will cost over £30m each and Reus has even been linked with a move in January. The pair are highly rated in Germany and would make Arsenal even more of an attacking threat.

Finally, The Daily Mirror reports that Arsenal are interested in signing Basel fullback Fabian Schar, they will have to beat out Juventus if they want to sign the young defender as they have also shown an interest.

The Gunners are in need of some squad depth and cover after they have suffered number of injuries to senior players, most recently Theo Walcott before the game against Stoke City on Sunday.

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