Man U tried to hijack Ozil`s Arsenal deal
London: Premier League club Manchester United had made a last gasp attempt to snatch transfer record breaker Mesut Ozil from Arsenal`s grasp, as manager David Moyes was desperate to bring in a top quality playmaker before his deal for Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera went horribly wrong.
According to the Mirror, however, it was already too late as Germany midfielder Ozil, 24, had turned down a more lucrative offer from Paris Saint Germain and now it emerges that Arsenal also beat United to a deal with Real Madrid.
England winger Theo Walcott yesterday claimed Ozil`s arrival proves that Arsenal are determined to get back to winning major trophies after eight barren years, the report said.
David Moyes was left frustrated when he missed out on Ander Herrera, the report added.