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Mesut Ozil: Playmaker or Heartbreaker?

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Mesut Ozil signed for Arsenal on transfer deadline day in a move costing Arsenal in the region of £42.4million, but should Madrid have sold Ozil or kept the playmaker?

The German International was a regular starter in the Real Madrid squad over the course of his three-year stay, however with the formidable arrival of Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur his place in the starting XI looked in doubt.

Ozil was reported to have said he would like to stay and fight for his place at the Bernabeu whilst the announcement of Bale’s arrival hadn’t been made yet. This could have led to the German doubting whether or not he was in the plans of Real Madrid’s new boss Carlo Ancelotti.

Since the departure of Ozil a few reports have suggested not only one but three or four Real Madrid players are angry and upset with Ozil’s decision to leave the Spanish giants.

One of them being Cristiano Ronaldo. According to reports the Portuguese forward said: “The sale of Ozil is bad news for me. He was the player who best knew my moves in front of goal. I’m angry about Ozil leaving.”

No wonder Ronaldo is angry seeing as Ozil has an unbelievable assist record. Not only were Real Madrid players surprised but also, ex Arsenal player Cesc Fabregas was stunned by Arsenal’s signing. Fabregas told a radio station: “I was really surprised by Ozil’s departure. He seemed to me the second-best player at Madrid after Cristiano.”

The sale of Ozil cost the Gunners in the region of £42.4m, which is almost half the amount Real Madrid paid for Gareth Bale. As the 24-year-old was sold after Bale’s arrival this could be seen as Madrid’s way of recuperating a proportion of the record amount spent on the Welsh International.

Ozil signed a five-year deal worth around £130,000 a week at the Emirates making him the highest earner at the London club.

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