New Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil has claimed he would have joined the club ‘for free’.
The Germany international signed for the Premier League club on transfer deadline day from Real Madrid.
And the attacker has admitted that a conversation with Coach Arsene Wenger persuaded him to leave Santiago Bernabeu.
“In some way, that conversation flicked a switch in me and made me realise what I had lost at Madrid – transparency, trust, respect,” he told Die Welt.
“Arsene told me exactly how he saw me, how he wanted to use me, what he expected of me.
“I would have even joined Arsenal for free.”