Real Madrid recently sold midfielder Mesut Ozil to Arsenal in a £ 42.5 million deal that has surprised many because the German playmaker has been one of the best players for the club since his arrival in 2010.

He was brought to the club by former manager José Mourinho in a € 15 million deal from Werder Bremen. He has been the second best goal creator in the world in the last two years. He is only behind Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi in this regard. It is widely believed that his presence was keyed towards Cristiano Ronaldo scoring as many goals he did in recent years.

Arsenal shattered their transfer record by bringing in the German playmaker, who was a transfer target for Arsene Wenger before he moved to Real Madrid. This has disappointed several Madrid players, who have been vocal in their support for the playmaker. Sergio Ramos has said that Ozil was more than a teammate because he was his friend as well. If it was up to him, he would not have sold Ozil. The 24-year-old was sold in order to raise funds for the transfer of Gareth Bale. The Wales international was signed from Tottenham for a world record fee of £ 86 million.

"He is a teammate and a friend; he's different. Mesut is a different kind of player. If it were up to me, he would be one of the last ones to go. But Özil and the club have made the decision and I can only wish him the best. I got on really well with him. He is a unique player and it makes me sad. These are personal matters and he is free to choose what he wants. I'd like to welcome Bale. We are happy that his signing has been completed," said Ramos.