London: Germany coach Joachim Low has criticised Real Madrid’s selling Mesut Ozil to Arsenal as “incomprehensible”, although he feels the attacking midfielder will benefit from the move.
Ozil joined the Gunners on transfer deadline day, claiming he felt Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger had more faith in him than Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti.
His Germany teammate Sami Khedira said he regretted his club’s decision to sell the 24-year-old and Low has echoed his sentiments by questioning Madrid’s decision.
“Many Real players like 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.”
While disagreeing with the move, which he would not have sanctioned had he been coach of Real, Low said he fully understood why Özil accepted a move to the Premier League.
Low also believes a change of scenery would probably benefit the midfielder.
“Mesut is a sensitive player and he needs the faith from the club and the coach,” said Low.
“It seems that was no longer 100 per cent there at Real whereas Arsenal and their coach Wenger pulled out all the stops to get him.”