In his latest interview, former Arsenal Goalkeeper Jens Lehmann has criticized the signing of Mesut Ozil to Arsenal saying that his former club paid way over the top for the German star.
“In all honesty, Arsenal paid too much for Mesut Ozil, but that’s because Gareth Bale went to Real Madrid for so much more money. Nobody is worth that much.”
He do believe that this deal was better than Madrid signing Gareth Bale from Arsenal’s North London rivals Tottenham.
“The Ozil deal was much better. I don’t see a €50m difference between the two players. That’s how that market works when a club like Real Madrid loses the plot.”
“Arsenal are profiting from Ozil’s level of game and performance and his success is not a surprise to me. Wenger did not fail and, given time, he demonstrated a great success in the market.”