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Mesut Ozil backs Arsenal for title push

November 5, 2013
By Stephan Uersfeld, Germany Correspondent

Mesut Ozil says Arsenal have every chance of ending their trophy drought by winning the Premier League title this season.  

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Ozil, 25, has impressed for league leaders Arsenal ever since his last-minute switch from Real Madrid to the Emirates, which, at 50 million euros, made him the most expensive German footballer of all time. 

Only recently, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger compared the former Werder Bremen man to France legend Zinedine Zidane, claiming "Ozil is even a bit better in dribbling" and praising the attitude and technical abilities of his playmaker. 

Speaking to Bild ahead of the club’s Champions League tie against Borussia Dortmund, their fourth meeting in two years, Ozil said that the Gunners could end the season top of the Premier League. 

"Why not," he said. "If you have a five-point lead after ten games, you also have the makings to end the season on top." 

The midfielder also reiterated that opting for Arsenal and London was a wise decision, adding: "Frankly. Everything at Arsenal is great fun. The manager, the teammates, London life -- I feel really great there."

Looking ahead to Arsenal’s match at Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday, Ozil warned that Klopp’s side has become even stronger than the side that reached the Champions League final last season.

"Whoever beats us at home, is among the title favourites," he said. "Dortmund had a strong team last season. And I have the impression that they have become even better."


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