Germany coach Joachim Low has criticised Real Madrid for selling Mesut Ozil to Arsenal.
Germany international Ozil, 24, completed the move to the north London club on transfer deadline day, after his former Spanish club Real Madrid agreed a £42.4m deal with ‘The Gunners,’ and subsequently passed his medical in Germany, where he is on international duty.
Ahead of Germany’s World Cup qualifier against Austria on Friday, Low, who succeeded Jurgen Klinsmann as head coach after serving as an assistant in 2006, noted that the deal was a shocker for many, including the midfielder’s teammates.
“For me it’s incomprehensible that Real would sell one of their top scorers,” said Low.
“Many Real players like Sami Khedira or Cristiano Ronaldo are sad about the transfer.
“Mesut is a sensitive player and he needs the faith from the club and the coach. It seems that was no longer 100% there at Real whereas Arsenal and their coach Arsene Wenger pulled out the stops to get him.”