Mesut Ozil, Arsenal's record signing, says he feels a faith from Arsene Wenger that he didn't see during his time at the Bernabeu, and that is what persuaded him to leave the Spanish capital.
The German playmaker says he will repay Arsenal and take his game up to the next level at the Emirates.
"At the weekend, I was certain that I would stay at Real Madrid, but realised that I did not have the faith from the coach or the bosses. I am a player who needs faith and that is what I have felt from Arsenal, that is why I joined," Ozil said.
The £42.4million man had more assists at Madrid than any other player, but was shunted down to the bench with the arrivals of Gareth Bale and Isco.
The German added: "I spent three years at the Bernabeu, and the fans never chanted my name. Isco joined and they chanted his name in his first game."
That particular quote focuses around the 24-year-olds claims that Madrid fans only seem to chant for the Spanish players in their squad, and Cristiano Ronaldo of course.
Arsenal fans have been crying out for a high profile signing, and had been strongly linked with Ozil during the summer transfer window. Credit must be given to Wenger, who is an asset for Arsenal. If he wasn't involved at Arsenal, Ozil wouldn't have joined.
Ozil's partnership with Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsay and others will push Arsenal into the mix for potential league winners, and the man himself says that he would love to help the red side of north London win trophies again.
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