Mesut Özil

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Mesut Özil is Arsenal's record signing after clinching a £42.4 million move on deadline day of the summer transfer window of 2013. Özil's star grew through standout performances at World Cup 2010. He earned a transfer to Real Madrid, where between 2010 and 2013 he provided more assists for club and country than Lionel Messi.

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Arsenal's Alex Iwobi in action with Manchester City's David Silva

Much has been made of the fact that this Pep‑project Manchester City is a work in progress, a mutable thing, still looking to find its rhythms and shapes. At the Etihad Stadium, for 20 minutes either side of half-time, City seemed to be evolving at an irradiated speed as first David Silva and then Kevin De Bruyne dug their fingernails into this game and wrenched it their way.

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