Joachim Low: Mesut Ozil’s move to Arsenal is ‘incomprehensible’

Germany boss Joachim Low describes Mesut Ozil's big-money move from Real Madrid to Arsenal as "incomprehensible"

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Mesut Ozil has signed a five-year deal with Arsenal Photo: Steindy/Wikimedia

Joachim Low has described Mesut Ozil’s big-money move from Real Madrid to Arsenal as “incomprehensible”.

The Gunners shattered their transfer record to land the 24-year-old Germany international on a five-year contract in a £42.5m move on Monday.

The transfer appears to have caught much of the footballing world by surprise, with Cristiano Ronaldo declaring his anger at Real Madrid’s decision to sell the midfielder.

And Germany boss Low has also admitted his surprise at the Spanish club’s decision to let one of their star players leave the Bernabeu.

“For me, it’s incomprehensible that Real would sell one of their top scorers,” Low said. “Many Real players like Sami Khedira or Cristiano Ronaldo are sad about the transfer.”

He continued: “Mesut is a sensitive player and he needs the faith from the club and the coach.

“It seems that was no longer 100 per cent there at Real whereas Arsenal and their coach Arsene Wenger pulled out all the stops to get him.

“He has a top coach there and, with Lukas Podolski and Per Mertesacker, he has two German colleagues. Arsenal are a strong team who play technically high-quality football.”

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