On the weekend I thought I would stay at Real Madrid – Arsenal’s Ozil

Arsenal recruit Mesut Ozil has revealed that he did not expect to be leaving Real Madrid this summer.

Arsenal recruit Mesut Ozil has revealed that he did not expect to be leaving Real Madrid this summer.

The German ace joined the Gunners on a £42.5million deal on deadline day but admits that he felt on the weekend he would remain at the Santiago Bernabeu.

"At the weekend, I was certain that I would stay at Real Madrid,” he told German Football Association’s official website.

"But afterwards I realised that I did not have the faith from the coach (Carlo Ancelotti) or the bosses. I am a player who needs this faith and that is what I have felt from Arsenal, which is why I have joined.

"I am a player who needs this faith and that is what I have felt from Arsenal, which is why I have joined.

"I am really looking forward to it because I have the faith of the coach. I had spoken to him at length on the telephone, he explained his plans and that he has faith in me - that is what I need as a player."

 

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