Ozil retains title belief

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil believes that the Gunners can win this season’s Premier League, but they will have to show fight.

Arsene Wenger’s men currently trail league leaders Leicester by 11 points, but they do have a game in hand over the Foxes. With just 24 points still up for grabs for Arsenal, every match is a must-win fixture.

“I do not think it’s impossible,” Ozil told German newspaper Welt am Sonntag of Arsenal’s title challenge. “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.”


Arsenal have won just one of their last four league fixtures which has seen their chances of Premier League glory dealt a heavy blow. Ozil has conceded that a lack of focus has been one of the key differences between the Gunners and their rivals.

“They deserve to be up there – Leicester fight for every point,” he said.

“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.”

Arsenal return to Premier League action after the international break with a fixture against Watford.