Ancelotti claims t Ozil was sold to Arsenal because of his preference for Argentine Di Maria.
"Yes, that was a football decision," Ancelotti said, ESPN report.
"For the balance of the team I preferred to have Di Maria.
"He has less quality than Ozil but I wanted him for his character and his help for the team.
"With Bale's arrival I believe it is more important to have Di Maria than Ozil, looking at the balance of the team."
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