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Mesut Ozil did not want to leave Real Madrid last summerReuters

Ever since making a club record move to Arsenal from Real Madrid on transfer deadline day in 2013, Mesut Ozil has been firmly in the spotlight, with his every move, pass, mistake, misplaced pass, tackle and goals scrutinised.

Having made a terrific start to life in the English Premier League at the beginning of last season, Ozil's form tailed off a little bit, before a knee injury forced him to the sidelines.

And that absence on the pitch, with his last few performances in an Arsenal shirt being far from satisfactory, has been used as fodder to zone in on Ozil's apparent unhappiness at Arsenal.

Reports first suggested Ozil could make a move back to Germany in the January transfer window, with Bayern Munich reportedly considering a bid, and now the latest reports from Spain suggest that Ozil did not even want to leave Real Madrid in the first place.

According to Marca, it was his father and then agent Mustafa who convinced him to leave the Bernabeu at sign for Arsenal. Ozil had a major falling out recently with his father and fired him as his agent and head of his marketing company, with Mustafa then deciding to sue Ozil for damages.

The matter has been settled, but according to the Spanish newspaper the problem stems from the fact that Mustafa forced his son to move to Arsenal, when he would have rather preferred remaining at Real Madrid.

The reports from Marca also says that a day does not go by when Ozil does not regret leaving Real Madrid, especially after watching the success the Spanish giants have enjoyed over the past year.

While Ozil has had his issues in an Arsenal shirt from a playing standpoint, there have been little signs of the player being unhappy at the club. Indeed, he has time and again mentioned his contentment at Arsenal.

But, on the flipside, when it comes to high-quality players there is always a caveat – you don't win trophies, they are likely to leave, and this season, Arsenal certainly don't look capable of winning any of those coveted trophies, apart from maybe the FA Cup again.

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