Ozil transfer surprises Low

Germany coach Joachim Low admits he is surprised Real Madrid let Mesut Ozil join Arsenal on transfer deadline day.

Last Updated: 04/09/13 at 18:44 Post Comment    Bet with SkyBet  Arsenal Specials 13/14. Click here to bet.

Mesut Ozil: Surprise move to Arsenal, according to Germany coach Joachim Low

Mesut Ozil: Surprise move to Arsenal, according to Germany coach Joachim Low

Midfielder Ozil made the move to north London for £42.4million on Monday to become one of the marquee signings of the summer transfer window.

But Low, who is with his team as they prepare to play Austria in a World Cup qualifier in Munich on Friday, described the decision to sell the Germany international as "incomprehensible."

"Many Real players like Sami Khedira or Cristiano Ronaldo are sad about the transfer," he said.

"For me, it's incomprehensible that Real would sell one of their top scorers."

Low feels the move could be good for the player and his national side though and backed Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to get the best out of the 24-year-old.

"I think that Mesut is a sensitive player who needs a lot of trust from the club and the coach," added Low.

"What I've heard the last days before this transfer, is that this trust had disappeared in Madrid. Arsenal and Wenger put a lot of effort in to get him, which did him, of course, a lot of good.

"That's why I think personally for us, for the national team, it's a good transfer. Arsenal is a good club, with a top manager and also with two German team-mates, (Lukas) Podolski and (Per) Mertesacker.

"Arsenal also play great football, technically on a high level, and I think that plays into Mesut's game."

Former Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas, now at Real's bitter rivals Barcelona, also expressed surprise that Ozil had been allowed to leave the Bernabeu.

"I was really surprised by Ozil's departure," he told Spanish radio station Cadena Cope.

"He seemed to me the second-best player at Madrid, after Cristiano (Ronaldo). He'll be great for Arsenal."

Bet with SkyBet  Arsenal Specials 13/14. Click here to bet.

Related News

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

hy don't you call in Becks as well...and we will all have a lovely tea party!

kimosabi
United: Scholes helping out

M

ourinho is just a good-looking version of Allardyce (Fit Sam?). Clearly 19th century football isn't such a big deal after all?

Ezy_Rider
Chelsea Killed The Game Instead Of Playing It

S

tay put, Pep. Timothy Sherwood has this under control.

slowgraffiti
Guardiola plans Bayern stay

Footer 365

Europa League: Lima's late winner gives Benfica 2-1 victory in semi-final first-leg

Substitute Lima struck late to help Benfica to a 2-1 victory over Juventus in their Europa League semi-final first-leg.

Nicky Butt proud to be assisting Manchester United's temporary boss Ryan Giggs

Nicky Butt says he is immensely proud to be assisting Manchester United's temporary manager Ryan Giggs.

Europa League: Sevilla secure first leg lead in all-Spanish clash with Valencia

Sevilla toppled La Liga rivals Valencia in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final to claim a 2-0 advantage.

Mail Box

Guardiola Is No Better Than Moyes...

At least he wasn't in Bayern's defeat to Real Madrid, says one chap in the mailbox. Plus, more excitement over Van Gaal at Man United and thoughts on FFP...

Man United Fans Excited By Van Gaal Talk

Man United fans know who they want to replace David Moyes, with Louis van Gaal the favourite to take over at Old Trafford. Plus, thoughts on Real Madrid v Bayern Munich...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property