Ozil: I didn’t have Ancelotti’s trust

Mesut Ozil has reflected that not feeling he had the confidence of Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid helped convince him to move to Arsenal.

The German international yesterday completed a last-minute exit out of the Santiago Bernabeu to sign with the North London club in a €45m deal.

Reflecting on the move today, the 24-year-old explained that new Madrid boss Ancelotti had him thinking twice about staying with Los Blancos.

“At the weekend, I was certain that I would stay at Real Madrid, but afterwards I realised that I did not have the faith from the coach or the bosses,” Ozil told DFB today as he prepares with the German national team this international break.

“I am a player who needs this faith and that is what I have felt from Arsenal, which is why I have joined.

“I am really looking forward to it because I have the faith of the Coach. I had spoken to him at length on the telephone, he explained his plans and that he has faith in me – that is what I need as a player.

“I am looking forward to the new challenge there. I have already heard that they have super fans, the city is great and the team is fantastic.

The playmaker also had comment on his new manager.

“Wenger gives me the faith and I can develop further. I know what I can do and I know that I could make the grade with any club in the world because I am so convinced in myself, but if I don't feel people have faith in me, then that is why I had to leave and at Arsenal, I feel I have this fully.

“I am sure the new Coach is going to develop me further and I am also really looking forward to playing in the Premier League.”

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