Arsenal’s Santi Cazorla Bemused At Real Madrid Selling Mesut Ozil

German moved to the Emirates for a club-record fee earlier this month. 

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Arsenal midfield player Santi Cazorla says that he is still misterfied as to why Spanish giants Real Madrid allowed coveted playmaker Mesut Ozil to leave the Santiago Bernabeu and join the Gunners this summer, according to reports in the Daily Mail.

The highly rated Germany international moved to the Emirates in the final hours of transfer deadline day for a club-record transfer fee of £42.4m, with the 24-year-old agreeing a bumper five-year deal worth a whopping £200,000 per week with the north London club.

However, Ozil’s new team-mate and midfield partner in the capital claims that he cannot understand just why los Blancos decided to part company with such a “unique” talent as Ozil’s, although the Spain international is equally relishing the prospect of playing alongside the attacking creator at Arsenal.

“I am very happy that Ozil is here. He is a spectacular player and we are very lucky that we are going to learn alongside him,” Cazorla told Spanish sports daily Marca.

“I don’t understand that (why Real Madrid sold him), he is a unique player.

“You will have to ask the club for reasons why they sold them, but at the same time he didn’t think he was getting the opportunities he deserved and luckily he has come to us.

“He is an important player and he is going to be very good for the team and the way we play. I hope he can help us fight against the big teams in the Premier League.”

Ozil, who was on the score-sheet for his country from the penalty spot in their 3-0 World Cup qualifying win over the Faroe Islands on Tuesday night, had played for Los Blancos for the past three seasons after arriving in the Spanish capital from Bundesliga outfit Werder Bremen for a fee of £13m in August 2010.

Many of his former team-mates at the Bernabeu were equally surprised at his sale, as he had gone on to become an influential player for the side in their recent Copa Del Rey and La Liga title wins.

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