Mesut Ozil has spoken about the confidence and belief in this current Arsenal side, but says they must keep developing if they want to win titles.
The former Real Madrid man talked about how happy he was to be part of the ‘Arsenal family’, but was cautious when asked if he thought they could win the league.
Whilst acknowledging the quality and talent of the team, he was keen to ensure that the focus remained on what they still have to do rather than what they’ve done up to now.
“We are definitely on a good path,” he said, “and we have the potential to win the title, even if it is a bit too early to comment on this.
“We have some very talented players and this is why I think we can achieve something great. We have to develop further to achieve this but we can achieve it. We want to continue developing our game.
“We have the potential to win the league but we will have to see.
The German was also keen to play up the strength of the squad, saying, “What I can say at the moment is that our confidence is very high and we are very strong. You can see that whoever comes from off the bench, that player just works in the team.
“There is no loss of quality when people come from off the bench.”
Having played his entire career in Germany and Spain, where there are winter breaks, English football’s non-stop seasonal schedule may prove something of a challenge, but it’s one Ozil is looking forward to.
“I’m a person who prefers to play games rather than train,” he said. “I don’t know how it will be to play over Christmas and the new year, as I’m used to having the winter break; one or even two weeks off but I’m looking forward to it.
“The game is more physical than I am used to but for an offensive player, it is very interesting to play in such great atmospheres. At every ground, the atmosphere is just phenomenal. I also have to say that the fans here are very fair.
“The Premier League is the best league in the world, it’s so strong. The smaller teams love to try their chances against the big ones and this is why the game goes back and forth. That can be strenuous, tough on you and your body but I really love it.”