German midfielder Mesut Ozil claims that manager Arsene Wenger talked him into a move to Arsenal.
Mesut Ozil has claimed that he "would have even joined Arsenal for free" after completing a move to the Premier League club last week.
The German international, who departed Real Madrid for the London club, has also revealed that Gunners boss Arsene Wenger was one of the main reasons why he decided to make the move.
"In some way, that conversation flicked a switch in me and made me realise what I had lost at Madrid - transparency, trust, respect," he told Die Welt.
"Arsene told me exactly how he saw me, how he wanted to use me, what he expected of me. I would have even joined Arsenal for free."
Ozil is expected to join up with his new teammates later this week.
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