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Ancelotti: No regrets over Ozil departure to Arsenal

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Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti says he has no regrets about letting Mesut Ozil swap the Bernabeu for the Emirates Stadium.

The German international left the Spanish giants on the last day of the summer transfer window for £42.4m.

Arsene Wenger's marquee signing had proved to be an inspired buy, scoring his first goal for the club against Napoli on Tuesday night in the Champions League.

The Madrid fans showed their annoyance at the departure of the German during there 1-0 loss to neighbours Atletico Madrid last weekend by chanting his name.

The Galaticos returned to form in midweek, trouncing Copenhagan 4-0 - Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in his 100th appearance in European competition.

Ancelotti insists his side has been scoring plenty of goals without Ozil, and has no regrets in letting him move on.

"We don’t need Özil; we’re scoring a lot of goals. We’re doing fine up front, the problem is one of equilibrium and getting the team to gel,” Carlo Ancelotti said in Friday’s press conference.

“I don’t regret him leaving. I wish him luck but we don’t need him as we’re doing fine in attack without him. We’re scoring a lot of goals. But we need to find balance as we are conceding too many."

Madrid, who are five points behind leaders Barcelona, will be looking to get there La Liga form back on track when they travel to face Levante, who are currently ninth.

Gareth Bale is unavailable for the game against Levante due to injury, and Ancelotti claims he will be ready for the match against Malaga on October 19th.

“He’ll stay here [in Madrid] to train for 15 days and he will be ready for our next game against Málaga on October 19th. He’s not too happy as he was excited about being able to play," Ancelotti added.

"He’s been through a difficult time but psychologically, he is fine. He is a relaxed guy and his fitness problems are not serious."

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