El Confidencial is a Spanish broadsheet newspaper that often has transfer scoops before anyone else.
For example, El Confidencial were the first (to our knowledge) to report Diego Costa had signed for Chelsea, long before the Blues did tie up the deal.
According to journalist Enrique Marín, Arsene Wenger refused to sell Ozil despite the fact he had under performed during his first season at the Emirates.
Marin claims that Wenger was in a position to sell Ozil to Bayern Munich and bring Cesc Fabregas back to the Emirates, before the Spanish playmaker signed for Chelsea.
He adds that it was “pride” that prevented Wenger from selling Ozil to Bayern and buying back Fabregas for what now looks like a scandalously low fee of 27 million euros.
Bayern have long chased Ozil, since his days at Werder Bremen and Pep Guardiola was keen on the German international during his time as Barcelona coach.
There are even suggestions in El Confidencial that Wenger’s decision not to bring back Fabregas and persist with Ozil is affecting team selection.
At Chelsea on Sunday, Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere and Alexis Sanchez were all substituted whilst Ozil, anonymous for much of the match, remained on the pitch for Arsenal.
Finally, Marin describes the decision to hold on to Ozil and allow Fabregas to join Chelsea, as “incomprehensible.”
Many Arsenal fans would probably agree…