Mesut Ozil: Arsenal Boss Arsene Wenger Was Key Reason for Gunners Move

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German has been in sensational form since arriving in the capital from los Blancos in September. 

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Recent new Arsenal signing Mesut Ozil has revealed that he decided to surprisingly leave Spanish giants Real Madrid for the north London club last summer because he did not have the trust of recently appointed los Blancos head coach Carlo Ancelotti, according to reports in Spanish sports daily As.

The coveted Germany international caused more than a few raised eyebrows by opting to swap the Spanish for the English capital on transfer-deadline day, with Ozil eventually agreeing a bumper five-year deal with the Gunners worth a staggering £200,000 per week, while Arsenal also forked out a club-record £42.4 million in order to bring the 25-year-old to the Emirates.

And now the twinkle-toed playmaker has stated that it was a combination of Ancelotti’s lack of faith in him, combined with the complete trust that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger showed in him during initial talks over the phone about the move to England, that convinced Ozil to sign for the Premier League side.

Ozil has since made a blistering start to life in London, with the German having already registered a hugely impressive three goals and six assists in total for his new team in just 11 matches in all competitions, including two strikes and five assists in only seven league encounters.


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