Last night, as the transfer deadline came closer and as all Madridista’s were counting down the seconds for the deadline to pass, Mesut Özil has decided to join the English Premier League club, Arsenal.

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Many Real Madrid fans were not able to fully enjoy the signing of Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur since only a couple hours after the transfer was announced, many rumors started surfacing on Özil joining Arsenal or Manchester United. The German playmaker was one of the greatest players on the Real Madrid squad as his eye for the ‘perfect pass’ was a joy to behold. Other than Cristiano Ronaldo, Özil was arguably the best player on the squad and it was something very difficult for any Los Blancos fan to fully accept.

I would have usually wrote this article last night (as soon as the deal was made official) but it was also a very difficult transfer for me to accept as I kept hoping that it was all rumors until Özil finally decided to post the following on his Facebook account:

Özil's comment on Facebook last night, which confirmed his departure to Arsenal
Özil’s comment on Facebook last night, which confirmed his departure to Arsenal

So, in the end, there are two things that need to be said –

1. Like many other Real Madrid fans, I am sad to see Mesut Özil leaving this great club. I would love to thank him for everything that he has given us and how much he has helped is throughout the past three year that he has spent at this great club. I wish Özil all the best as he continues his career in Arsenal, which will surely help him grow and learn a lot more in the Premier League. Goodbye, Mesut Özil…

2. To the people who keep insulting the team and Florentino Perez, this is slightly uncalled for. I completely understand the reasons behind it but as fans, we need to stick with the team. We have voiced out opinions loud and clear on the departure of Özil but we still have a strong team. We still have a squad capable of fighting for the top titles. We have a team strong enough to be the champions of Spain and the champions of Europe.

We are Real Madrid. No one can ever change that. HALA MADRID!

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