Mesut Ozil couldn't handle the pressure at Madrid - Perez

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Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has hit out at Arsenal's record signing Mesut Ozil - claiming the German international couldn't hack life at the Bernabeu.

Arsenal shocked everyone on transfer deadline day when they landed the £42.5 million-man, smashing the club's transfer record in the process.

Arsene Wenger had previously been reluctant to 'splash the cash', but Ozil's potential signing proved too good an opportunity to miss and the French tactician was more than happy to buck the trend and spend big to land the 24-year-old midfielder.

Ozil has impressed since signing for Arsenal, hitting the ground running and claiming an assist on his debut against Sunderland last Saturday.

But, despite his fine start to life in north London, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has hit out at his former player, claiming that Arsenal's no.11 could no longer handle the pressure in Madrid.

"Ozil asked to leave the club environment and here, no-one should be upset," Perez is quoted as saying in Spanish newspaper AS.

"He could not stand the pressure of Madrid."

The Madrid president has already hit out at Ozil since his Arsenal switch earlier this month, labelling the midfielder "unprofessional" and "obsessed with women", although Ozil is set to take legal action over the jibes.

However, Madrid's loss is very much Arsenal's gain, with the 'king of the assists' sparking a renewed sense of optimism in north London, with their fine start to the season leading the Emirates faithful to dreaming of a Premier League title challenge.

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