Wenger reveals why Arsenal made Ozil second highest-paid EPL player

The £55m switch to the Emirates Stadium will see the striker become Arsenal's record signing

He may now be part of a potentially-destructive attacking quartet also featuring Alexandre Lacazette, Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan but the Gunners have problems elsewhere on the pitch.

He was used off the bench during Tuesday's 3-1 loss at Swansea and Wenger says the Armenian could make his full debut against Everton.

"He has committed his future to the club in a period where we are in a trick position on that front, in qualifying for the Champions League".

Although the Gunners have not yet confirmed Ozil's contract renewal but Elneny has revealed that the German star has already extended his contract.

Aubameyang, 28, signed a contract with the Gunners until 2021, becoming Arsenal's second big-name signing of the January transfer window after Henrikh Mkhitaryan joined from Manchester United.

'I know him from France - he played for St Etienne and Bastia - and usually his behaviour was never a problem.

Danny Welbeck has not returned to full fitness just yet and will miss out completely on Saturday, whereas Jack Wilshere and Aubameyang face late fitness tests having both reported sick. We play so many games that everyone will get games.

And after securing Mesut Ozil on a new three-and-a-half year deal, the Frenchman called on the German to take on new responsibility in the wake of Alexis Sanchez's departure.

That rapport explains why Arsenal's chief scout Sven Mislintat, who previously worked for Dortmund and helped bring Aubameyang to Germany, was reportedly pushing Wenger to pair them again in north London.

"I don't think these signings buy you a top-four finish".

"Our defensive numbers aren't good enough", he continued.

"We needed strengthening as we have to improve our defensive numbers to make the top four".

'It is a lack of focus in vital moments.

"And then try to start the Premier League in a good way, like we did this season, but try to be consistent and try not to lose points like we did this season in some matches where we shouldn't". At Swansea we had 75% possession, but we forgot to defend when we lost the ball.

"It is always hard to find the balance when you have so much of the ball".

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