Speaking in an interview with The Times, Mesut Ozil claimed that Arsenal FC are not scared of FC Barcelona and Manchester City as they are more confident and hungry on the pitch this season. The German playmaker claims that Arsene Wengera s men will be able to take a three points from Citya as Arsenal FC host Manchester City at the Emirates.
Ozil believes that Arsenal FC are playing a very good footballa since the second half of the last season. The German playmaker claims that this new-found confidence allows them to dominate opposition as was evident in a Athens against Olympiacosa .
We will take the three points from City
Due to host Manchester City at the Emirates, Ozil believes that Arsenal FC are a more hungrya this season and hence are likely to earn three points.
a I believe we will take the three points from City. We want to win because ita s at our home and we want to be successful. We are more hungry this season.a
Arsenal FC are also due to face FC Barcelona in the Champions League Round of 16. Mesut Ozil claims that Arsenal FC aren’t scared of the Spanish champions and that they can in the tie if they can ‘play their game’.
a We respect Barcelona but they will respect us too. We beat Bayern Munich at home. We are not afraid of Barcelona. We just need to play our game and we can beat them. There is no fear.a
Sitting on the second spot in the Premier League table, Arsenal FC will be keen to extend their lead over Manchester City ahead of the hectic Christmas fixtures. A win at the Emirates will take them within touching distance of league leaders Leicester City. It will be interesting to see what December has in store for the Gunners as Mesut Ozil and co gear up for a series of challenging fixtures.