Mesut Ozil still remains confident that Arsenal will be able to win the league title this season.
The 2015-16 campaign was seen as Arsenal’s title to lose. For much of the first half of the campaign, Arsenal were the only top team who were performing consistently. This, however, changed abruptly in the second half when Arsenal have fallen way behind leaders Leicester City. Many expected Leicester’s challenge to falter after a few months in the top, but this has not been the case. Claudio Ranieri’s men have been equally consistent in every part of the campaign.
As a result, the unlikely team from Leicester find themselves with a five-point advantage over second placed Tottenham with only seven matches left in the season. Arsenal are a further four points behind in the title race. Even then, Ozil says that the club remain aware that they should take advantage of any points dropped by their rivals. This has been a fantastic season on a personal level for the German midfielder. He is on course to creating a new record of assists in the Premier League. Former Arsenal star Thierry Henry holds the record for making 20 assists in a campaign while Ozil is only two short of this figure.
Ozil, though, says that individual records do not matter to him and that he wants the title.”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 deserve to be up there – Leicester fight for every point.We see in every game that players of Leicester want to achieve something,” said Ozil.