Mesut Özil: "I Would Have Gone to Arsenal For Free"

Carlos Alvarez

He indeed wanted to leave.

Özil said to Die Welt the following:

I would've gone to Arsenal for free. I had lost respect in Madrid and Wenger made me realize that.

Now, did the board force him out? I don't think so after reading this.

That's not a good comment by a player who had the respect of the fans and the teammates alike -as it has been proved this last week-. Now some Real Madrid fans might have lost their respect to Mesut Özil, who appeared to want a way out of the club quickly.

If he was so eager about leaving Real Madrid, there's no way the fans should want him in the roster. He could've been a different player for the club if he had a different attitude, but both him and his father wanted to have a status on the club that wasn't earned on the pitch. He's not Cristiano Ronaldo and he didn't deserve to be treated like him, as his father suggested once.

He will now have a team built entirely around him. Enjoy that, Mesut. Maybe you will now miss the titles.

More from Managing Madrid:

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Managing Madrid

You must be a member of Managing Madrid to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Managing Madrid. You should read them.

Join Managing Madrid

You must be a member of Managing Madrid to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Managing Madrid. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9353_tracker