Fabio Capello: 'Real Madrid made mistake in selling Mesut Ozil'

Former Real Madrid coach Fabio Capello says that the club made a mistake by selling "world-class" Mesut Ozil to Arsenal.

Real Madrid made a mistake by selling "world-class" Mesut Ozil to Arsenal, according to former Blancos coach Fabio Capello.

The Gunners made one of the most high-profile acquisitions of the summer transfer window by successfully luring the Germany international to the Emirates Stadium on deadline day for a fee in the region of £42m.

However, Capello, who has had two spells at the Santiago Bernabeu, believes that the Spanish giants will one day regret sanctioning the sale of the 25-year-old.

Speaking to Onda Cero, the veteran coach said: "I don't know what happened with Ozil.

"I think that he is an extraordinary player and he was very important for Real Madrid. He's a world-class player. They made a mistake selling him."

The former Werder Bremen starlet has made a strong start to life in North London, hitting three goals and six assists for the club in all competitions this season.

Manager Arsene Wenger of Arsenal celebrates after Olivier Giroud of Arsenal equalises making it 1-1 during the UEFA Champions League Group F match between Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund at Emirates Stadium on October 22, 2013
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