Özil: Cristiano Ronaldo was « furious » about Arsenal transfer
In the late spring of 2013, at the eleventh hour as the transfer market was shutting on September 2, Mesut Özil was sold by Real Madrid to Arsenal for 45 million euros.
It was a move that gotten everybody required off guard, not just Real Madrid fans but also the dressing room, where none of the squad were aware of any negotiations concerning the German midfielder, much less so Cristiano Ronaldo, whose reaction to the news has been revealed by Özil.
Addressing columnists in the UK, Özil said that the Portugal captain was far from amused that his associate in attack had been sold at the last minute with no possibility of bringing in a replacement, although Isco and Gareth Bale had joined the club earlier in the window.
« The offer of Özil is awful news for me, » Ronaldo said by the Arsenal midfielder. « He was the player who best comprehended my developments before goal. I’m exceptionally irate that Özil is being sold. »
Özil: Real Madrid « absence of confidence » led to Arsenal move
In his last season at the Bernabéu, Özil was the highest assist-maker in LaLiga and Ronaldo was the main beneficiary. Be that as it may, the entries of Isco and Bale gave Özil delay to think about his very own circumstance at Real Madrid.
« Amid the end of the week I would remain at Real Madrid “During the weekend I would be staying at Real Madrid but later I realized that the manager [Carlo Ancelotti] and the board did have faith in me, » Özil said five years subsequent to leaving the Spanish capital
Having chosen to tune in to offers, Özil handled a telephone call from Arséne Wenger, who guaranteed him he would be a key player at Arsenal.
That was enough for the midfielder to make his decision: “I’m a player who needs that trust in me and that’s what I felt from Arsenal, that is the reason I chosen to join the club. »