Ozil hits out at Real Madrid
New Arsenal player Mesut Ozil, who has signed a five year contract worth 140,000 pounds-a-week has claimed that he would have even moved to the club for free because his Real Madrid career had gone sour with the club playing dirty tricks.
According to the Mirror, Ozil, 24, expressed he has moved to Arsenal to win trophies, claimed the Premier League is the toughest in the world and also says manager Arsene Wenger has given him the trust and faith which was missing at Madrid.
Ozil's father Mustafa had claimed that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is not an honourable man for trying to discredit the Germany mid-fielder with lies about being a womanizer because fans were angry at the 42-million-pound sale, the report said.
The midfielder said that people knew how professional he was and that is what mattered, adding that he did not care about rumours and was looking ahead to his new job in London.
Ozil said that the most important thing was that the new manager at Arsenal trusted him.
The player fell out of favour with new boss Carlo Ancelotti as Perez pursued their record 86 million-pound signing Gareth Bale and got upset at being substituted and felt he was being frozen out, the report added.
He said that when he spoke to Wenger on phone, the manager was full of respect and as a player he needed that, adding that it was the reason why he came to London to join the club. (ANI)