German national team manager latest to comment on surprise transfer.
Joachim Low, manager of the German national team, is the latest to express his surprise at the decision of Real Madrid to sell Mesut Ozil to Arsenal, according to BBC Sport.
The 24-year-old made a sensational deadline day move to the Emirates Stadium, becoming Arsenal’s record signing at £42m in the process – also the highest amount the Spanish giants have ever received for a player.
Several of Ozil’s former team-mates at Real have expressed their surprise and disappointment at the club losing one of its best and most influential players, and Low also says he cannot understand how they came to this decision.
“For me, it’s incomprehensible that Real would sell one of their top scorers,” Low said.
“Many Real players like Sami Khedira or Cristiano Ronaldo are sad about the transfer.”
However, the manager added that it could be good for Ozil to move to a club where he feels more appreciated, and believes that Arsenal could be the ideal destination for him with their style of football and the presence of his international team-mates Lukas Podolski and Per Mertesacker.
“Mesut is a sensitive player and he needs the faith from the club and the coach,” he explained.
“It seems that was no longer 100% there at Real whereas Arsenal and their coach Arsene Wenger pulled out all the stops to get him.
“He has a top coach there and, with Lukas Podolski and Per Mertesacker, he has two German colleagues. Arsenal are a strong team who play technically high-quality football.”
Real Madrid were seemingly happy to part company with the former Werder Bremen playmaker after signing Gareth Bale from Tottenham and Isco from Malaga this summer, giving them ready-made replacements for the attacker.