Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil believes Arsenal can still beat Leicester City to the the Premier League title by matching the Foxes’ fighting spirit.
It’s been a fall from grace for an Arsenal side who were top of the table at the turn of the year and with just one win in their last four league outings, Arsene Wenger’s men have been left in third spot, behind both Leicester and North London rivals Tottenham.
With just eight fixtures remaining, Arsene Wenger’s side are 11 points adrift of leaders Leicester, albeit with a game in hand. But Ozil, who already has 19 assists so far this season, believes the Gunners can turn it around if they put a winning run together.
“I do not think it impossible. Although there are only a few games left, Leicester have a run against some of the big teams to come.
“We ourselves must in any case not allow any more slip-ups. The hope of the title is still there – we have the players for the title.”
“They (Leicester City) deserve to be up there – Leicester fight for every point.
“We see in every game that players of Leicester want to achieve something. We ourselves have not been focused in every game, and that is not possible in the Premier League since there is no opponent you can beat easily.
“Leicester have been great, but there are still a few games. I think we still have a chance to catch up Leicester. We must, of course, hope for mistakes.” Ozil told German newspaper Welt am Sonntag.
Even if Arsenal turn things around in the current campaign, the World Cup winner insists his team need to bring in new players in the summer to maintain their place at the top – especially with the arrival of Pep Guardiola at Manchester City from Bayern Munich.