The back and forth between the German and Perez continues.
Outspoken Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has received some scathing words from Arsenal club record signing Mesut Ozil.
Since selling the attacking midfielder to the Gunners on transfer deadline day, Perez has been criticising the German for the three years the 24-year-old spent at the Santiago Bernabeu.
It was said that Ozil could not handle the pressure being at as big a club as Madrid and lacked professionalism – despite providing more assists than any other player in Europe during that time.
The Germany international has remained fairly quiet on the subject despite Perez’s constant jibes, but has broken that silence to try and put the issue to bed.
“First of all, I had three wonderful years in Madrid, I don’t want to add anything on that. I am now at Arsenal and very happy,” Ozil was quoted by ITV.
“If you see my figures [in Madrid] and how many matches I played there, then you can also see my professionalism. I don’t want to say more about it.”
Although the comments are fairly restrained, it is clear that the criticism has affected the midfielder.
Not that it has translated onto the pitch though, as Ozil has been in startling form since arriving in north London.
Arsene Wenger’s men have won all but one of their nine matches since the player came into the team and that was a draw away at West Bromwich Albion.
The side sit level on points with Liverpool at the top of the Premier League and also top their Champions League group after two matches, despite it containing the tricky trio of Borussia Dortmund, Marseille and Napoli.