Ancelotti: We Made A Mistake Selling Mesut Ozil To Arsenal

By on January 12, 2014

It’s taken over four months, but Real Madrid have finally admitted they made a mistake in selling Mesut Ozil to Arsenal in the summer.

The German playmaker is widely regarded as one of the best creators in Europe and was a regular fixture in the Real Madrid first team since joining from Werder Bremen in 2010.

So it came as a huge shock when the Spaniard’s allowed the 25-year-old to leave following the arrival of Gareth Bale during the final days of the summer transfer window.

Arsenal, armed with cash to burn, were the beneficiaries as we smashed our transfer record to secure our first ‘marquee’ signing in years with the £42.5m capture of Ozil on September 2nd.

Everybody knew Madrid had to sell one of their star players to balance the books after splashing £100m on Bale, it’s just people were surprised Ancelotti decided to cash-in on Ozil ahead of the likes of Angel Di Maria.

However, the Spaniards, in a hilarious attempt to somehow justify their decision, came up with a number of excuses as to why they sold the German schemer with Ancelotti questioning his attitude, claiming Ozil asked to leave while also suggesting he was no longer part of his plans. All complete BS.

But finally, the Italian coach has admitted they made a mistake in allowing Ozil to leave and join Arsenal. When asked if his side have missed his creativity, Ancelotti conceded:

“I think we made a mistake when we gave him [Ozil] the possibility to leave the club. However, we have fantastic strikers and don’t need a back-up after [Gonzalo] Higuain’s departure.” [Source: Gulf News]

Never mind Carlo, unfortunately it’s too late. You treated him badly and now he’s loving life in London and will hopefully help fire Arsenal to the title this season.


  1. Ebenezer AduBoffour

    January 12, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    We luv u ozil u ar now at home.

  2. Ebenezer AduBoffour

    January 12, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    We luv u boy.

  3. Uzoski

    January 12, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    So so sorry @ Ancelotti, too late to reverse!

  4. Afolabi Saheed Kolawole

    January 12, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Ride on Ozil of Arsenal?

  5. Kelvin kambona

    January 12, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    I luv u OZIL

  6. Odebowale abass

    January 12, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Ancelotti sorry,Ozil now in emirate

  7. ajibade azeez

    January 12, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    We dnt need conplain acheloti….ozil iz ejoying is lifein arsenal nw….in ozil i trust

  8. olaniyi

    January 12, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    So your regret is the reason you don’t want morata to going Arsenal when you do not have clear plans for him. Your fear is that Wenger will polish him again and bring the best out of him, meaning your weakness over no giving time to light weight players will further be exposed

  9. Antique Gunmen

    January 13, 2014 at 5:09 am

    Ancelotti had made his blunder of the season. Isco apparently has no type of a complete playmaker. His play and character is rather be second striker, so Madrid’s creative section is now belong to Modric.

  10. Osewolo David

    January 13, 2014 at 6:44 am

    New signings are expected as soon as possible.

  11. adeyeye abbey

    January 13, 2014 at 9:12 am

    Rigth don Ancelot d mistake w still reapet it self,w nd morata die minit hijaker w add to ur sorrowful.ozil for gunners.

    • n11gooner

      January 13, 2014 at 12:18 pm


  12. tony

    January 13, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Ozil is now our player, so stop blaming yourself for let him go. We love u mr ozil……..gunners for life.

  13. n11gooner

    January 13, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    I love all arsenal fans but not knowing how to spell properly is just wrong

  14. valentine

    January 13, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    Ozil u be our man. Love u Ozil.

  15. Eminent sampson

    January 13, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    Always good having a player of ozil’s calibre in the team

  16. Peter

    January 13, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    This is where your star be my boy

  17. Modric

    January 13, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    Selling Ozil was a mistake says Acelloti “but to us Gunners fans is a dream come true” so ride on boy Ozil lv ya.


    January 13, 2014 at 4:06 pm



  19. agbesuyi francis

    January 13, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    ancellotte is a joker. Ozil !!!! Ride on joor.

  20. Alan

    January 14, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    I love all gooners , but n11gooner you are a loser twat. We have fans from all over the world, many not fluent in English, and they should not be made uncomfortable by losers like you . If you want to be technically correct the “n” in your semi complete postcode should be upper case and any self- respecting Gooner would not spell that with a “g” . Ozil speaks worse English than most of the commentators on this article.

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