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Mesut Ozil switch surprises Low

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Germany coach Joachim Low has expressed his incredulity at Real Madrid's sale of Mesut Ozil to Arsenal but believes the player will benefit from the switch.

Arsenal claimed the German international on the final day of the transfer window for a club record £42.5 million with the midfielder claiming Gunners boss Aresne Wenger had more faith in him than Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti.

Ozil had been at the Bernebeu since 2010 making 105 appearances for the club and Low joins an increasing number in questioning the reasons for the 24-year-old's departure.

"Many Real players like Sami Khedira or Cristiano Ronaldo are sad about the transfer," he said at a press conference.

"For me, it's incomprehensible that Real would sell one of their top scorers."

Despite these comments Low said he understood completely why Ozil had decided to make the move. As Germany coach he may well reap the benefits of one of his star men getting more playing time than previously expected.

"Mesut is a sensitive player and he needs the faith from the club and the coach," said Low.

"It seems that was not longer 100% there at Real whereas Arsenal and their coach Arsene Wenger pulled out all the stops to get him.

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

"Arsenal are a strong team who play technically high-quality football."

The German national team will come up against Group C rivals, Austria, on Friday as they attempt to secure qualification for the 2014 World Cup.

Germany currently lead Austria by five points in the group with four games still to be played.

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