Arsenal midfielder's father planning legal action

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Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has been made scapegoat by Real Madrid president Florentino Perez's comments following his exit from the Bernabeu last week, according to his father and agent Mustafa Ozil.

The Gunners signed Ozil in a club-record £42.4m deal last Monday, ending the German international's hugely successful three-year stint in La Liga.

Perez was scathing in his appraisal of Ozil's professionalism soon after the sale was concluded, declaring that the playmaker was obsessed with women.

Ozil's dad and representative has insisted that Perez showed a lack of honour by attacking his conduct and vowed to take legal action to defend his son's position, while angrily declaring that the Madrid chief has attempted to slander his name.

He told Bild: "Just because a person earns a lot of money, he is not automatically a man of honor. And Perez is not a man of honor.

"Mesut has been turned into a scapegoat. And I’m the greedy father who has just been waiting for the big money move.

"It’s a set-up, and lousy business. We will legally defend themselves. The people who know me know how professional I am."

A number of Madrid's star players admitted Ozil's sudden departure from the Spanish capital on transfer deadline-day came as a shock, with Cristiano Ronaldo among those to share his disappointment at losing a player with a proven track record of providing the Portuguese forward with service in the final third.

The 24-year-old arrived at Arsenal's training ground for the first time yesterday and is in contention to make his Gunners debut against Sunderland this Saturday.

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