Mesut Ozil says the biggest reason for his decision to sign for Arsenal is the trust Arsène Wenger has in him.

The Germany star joined the Gunners for a club record fee on transfer deadline day.

But the 24-year-old revealed his price tag was not the most important factor in his move to north London.

"The most important thing is the manager trusts me and that I can get trust from him," said Ozil. "This was the most crucial point for me.

"I would have come here for free, that wouldn't have been a problem. When I spoke to Arsène Wenger on the phone he was full of respect and as a player I need that.

"I will have wonderful years here, hopefully I will win many trophies here and stay healthy. This is what I look forward to."

Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source Isaac Moore 12 Sep 2013