Florentino Perez has reportedly insisted that Mesut Ozil was not professional at Real Madrid, as players continue to express shock at the club's decision to sell the midfielder to Arsenal.
Ozil's sale to the Gunners took place just three days after he had said he would stay in Madrid until his contract with the side came to an end in 2016, and the Germany international has since claimed that he felt his former club had no respect or integrity.
It is widely believed that the sale of the star took place to help fund the purchase of Gareth Bale, who is already under a huge amount of pressure to produce considering he broke the world record for his transfer fee.
But Perez has now sought to explain his reasoning behind being so willing to let go of Ozil, telling Spanish website ABC.es: "Ozil was not a good professional. He was obsessed with women. He would go out at night with his mistresses and without sleep for hours and hours."
He also made the claim that Ozil's relationship with model Aida Yespica distracted him from his game, as well as saying that the star demanded an €8.5 million-a-year contract after being offered €6.5 million.
The comments are particularly curious considering the 24 year old was a star in his time at Madrid, and the reaction of the players at his exit is certainly a testament to this.
Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly told teammates he was 'angry' over losing his teammate, particularly as Ozil knew his style of play so well.
Meanwhile, Arsenal players and fans have been over the moon at the deadline day acquisition, with their feelings towards Arsene Wenger's limited summer spending taking a complete turnaround since the purchase.
Ozil will make his debut for the north London club this weekend when they take on Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. He has said himself that he wants to help end the Gunners' now eight season-long trophyless run and should he put in top performances for the side over the season ahead it will certainly silence the loudest of critics.