Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 9/21/13
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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger cannot understand why Real Madrid have been so bitter about their decision to sell Mesut Ozil. The German playmaker's £43million move on transfer deadline day was met with disbelief from several former team-mates at the Bernabeu, with Ozil suggesting he felt no longer central to the plans of Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti following the world-record signing of Gareth Bale from Tottenham . However, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has subsequently claimed Ozil in fact asked to leave the Spanish club because "he couldn't handle the pressure at Madrid". Wenger insists Ozil - who made an impressive contribution in both his Arsenal appearances so far - should have no reason to defend himself. "Real Madrid made a choice they had to let one player go. In the end it was Ozil, but I think he chose us for many reasons," said Wenger, who had tracked the German international since his time at Werder Bremen. "One of them was he had the choice to come ...
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