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Germany boss Low: Real Madrid's Ozil to Arsenal decision 'incomprehensible'

Germany manager Joachim Low believes that Real Madrid have made a big mistake in selling Mesut Ozil.

The 24-year old joined Arsenal for £42.4million on deadline day and his national team boss can't understand why Madrid sold him.

"For me, it is a bit incomprehensible that Real Madrid would get rid of one of their best players, who is of a high quality and looked more decisive than ever last season," he said.

"Many Real players, like Sami Khedira or Cristiano Ronaldo, are sad about the transfer."

Low also felt that Ozil's move to Arsenal will benefit the Die Mannschaft squad: "Ozil's Arsenal move will be a good transfer for the national team because he will play for a team which has an overall great technique - that is good for him.

"He has a top coach there and, with Lukas Podolski and Per Mertesacker, he has two German colleagues.

"Mesut is a sensitive player who still needs to feel as though he has complete confidence from his club and coach.

"From what I heard from Madrid ahead of the transfer, you could feel that the trust was no longer there 100 per cent. Arsenal tried hard to sign him. That did him good."

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