Agence France-PresseOctober 25, 2013 08:49
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has admitted that it was his decision to allow Mesut Ozil to go to Arsenal on the final day of the transfer window last month.
The German international joined the Gunners for £42.5 million ($68.9 million), just a day after Madrid had sealed a 91 million euro ($125.5 million, £77.6 million) move for Gareth Bale.
However, Ancelotti insisted that it was his preference for Argentine winger Angel di Maria, rather than the arrival of Bale, which precipitated Ozil's sale.
"It was a technical decision," he told Spanish radio station Cadena SER.