Mesut Ozil believes that Arsenal fear no other team and they have learned from their experiences against the top sides.
Currently on duty with the German national side, Ozil was handed the captains armband in the second half against Australia, a nod from Joachim Low in acknowledgment, perhaps, of the unfair criticism the midfielder has had to endure since his move to Arsenal.
He followed that up by another superb display against Georgia, creating goals all over the place.
“I feel very confident, especially when you look at the matches we played against the big teams who we have also been successful against,” he told Arsenal player.
“Last year we were maybe unlucky in those games. But we have learnt allot that and this year we have shown we can win these games.
“We don’t have to be afraid of any team because we have some very good players in our ranks and i think that shows this season.”
As Arsenal chase down second place in the Premier League while also looking to ensure that they don’t lose their automatic Champions League qualifying spot, the Gunners will certainly need Ozil to continue the imperious form he has shown since he returned to the side after the knee injury that kept him sidelined for three months.
Pulling the strings along with Santi Cazorla, Ozil’s presence in the side transforms Arsenal in such an understated way it is often missed by pundits and others paid to know more about football than they clearly do.
The guy’s a genius and it doesn’t take another one to realise that.