After joining Arsenal from Real Madrid at a record £45million late on deadline day, Mesut Ozil has revealed his reasons for opting to leave the Bernabeu in favour of the Premier League.
Spanish newspaper AS reveals that in an interview with the television service of the German Football Federation (DFB), the 24-year-old German international star said: "In the last few days I realised that I couldn't rely on the confidence of the coach."
In stark contrast the former Madrid star has expressed his admiration for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, indicating the Frenchman was a big factor in his move.
"He told me he has every bit of confidence in me," Ozil said, claiming that he received direct assurances from a conversation with Wenger on the telephone.
Ozil was not in Carlo Ancelotti's side in the 3-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao and reacted angrily after being subbed out during the Real Madrid game against Granada, prompting many to speculate that his days as a Galactico were over.
In a strange turn of events, Ozil passed his medical and completed his switch from Madrid to Arsenal whilst in Germany. The German international was with the likes of new club mates Per Mertesacker and Lukas Podolski, as the national side prepare for their upcoming fixture with Austria.
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