Mesut Ozil: 'Arsene Wenger has trust in me to succeed at Arsenal'

Mesut Ozil says that Arsene Wenger's "trust" in him convinced him to leave Real Madrid for Arsenal.

Mesut Ozil has revealed that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was a main factor in his decision to leave Real Madrid for the Premier League.

The German international, who moved to the Emirates for £42.5m, has claimed that the Frenchman's faith in his ability pushed him to join on deadline day.

"The coach is a world-class manager, he's demonstrated that for years," Ozil told the club's official website. "A lot of players have developed under his guidance in the past and that's why I decided to join Arsenal. The most important thing is that the manager has given me his trust."

Ozil's departure from the Bernabeu left a sour taste in the mouths of some of his former teammates, including Cristiano Ronaldo, who described the exit as "very bad news".

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Mesut Ozil of Real Madrid attacks during the pre season friendly match between Bournemouth and Real Madrid at Goldsands Stadium on July 21, 2013
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