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Mesut Ozil transfer not hurting Madrid - Ancelotti

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Real Madrid are unaffected by the departure of Mesut Ozil to Arsenal, according to Carlo Ancelotti, who says Los Blancos have already demonstrated that the loss of the German will prove to be no concern.

Ozil provided more assists than any other player in Europe during his time with Real Madrid and there were fears his exit from the Santiago Bernabeu would result in a reduced attacking threat under Ancelotti.

The Real Madrid manager, however, points to the recent Cristiano Ronaldo inspired thrashings of Galatasaray and Getafe as evidence that the club still have enough firepower at their disposal after Ozil joined Arsenal.

"Ozil has great attacking qualities but in the last two games against Galatasaray and Getafe we have played without him and we've had no problem scoring goals; we scored 10 and we could have scored 15," Ancelotti told reporters.

"We are still very good going forward even without Ozil."

Ozil, meanwhile, has immediately demonstrated his creative powers at Arsenal, with the Germany international already having contributed three assists in his two Premier League appearances for the Gunners.

The 24-year-old was a club record acquisition when he arrived from Real Madrid for over £42 million on transfer deadline day.

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