Mesut Ozil has hit back at Real Madrid after leaving the Spanish giants on deadline day.
In an interview published in 'Die Welt', Ozil answered questions about his £42.5 million move. On being asked about his transfer fees he said: "I don't know anything about the numbers involved. I would have joined Arsenal for free."
About the telephone conversation with Arsene Wenger before the transfer took place he agreed to join the Gunners, he said: "In some way, it just all made sense to me. I realised: 'hey, what he just told me is exactly what I've been missing at Real: honesty, trust and respect'.
"He told me exactly what he saw in me, where he wanted me to play and what he expected from me."
The German international said that his aim is to work hard everyday in order to help Arsenal end their trophy drought, which now stands at eight years. "I want to win silverware, that's why I'm doing all of this, that's my mentality."
"I don't arrive at a tournament thinking to myself: the goal is to reach the semi-final or the final. When I play, I play to win."
He also said that there were many Real Madrid players who spoke to him regarding the sudden transfer including Sergio Ramos, but he said that it was his personal decision.
Ozil seemed to consider his place under threat after Isco joined and Gareth Bale's move was also done by the time he decided to leave.
Cristiano Ronaldo showed his unhappiness at the German international's move, saying that Ozil knew all of his moves ahead of the opponents goal.
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