Mesut Ozil: ‘Arsenal can win the Premier League’
— Arsenal.com (@Arsenal) September 12, 2013
Record signing Mesut Ozil says he can’t promise to bring trophies to Arsenal – but says the squad are capable of winning the Premier League.
He told a press conference this lunchtime: “We want to play offensive and good football. To keep clean sheets and play attractive football. I can’t promise to win trophies but I can promise as a team we will give our all to achieve this.
“Of course [we can win the Premier League]. I know the team, I know that talent we have here and I think every player wants to be successful. It will be difficult because this is the strongest league in the world but we will give everything.”
Sitting alongside manager Arsene Wenger, the Germany international said he was pleased to be at the club.
He continued: “It feels great to be here. It is really great. I feel very good here and it is great to be part of this team. The city is very nice. I feel very well at this team, the boss is great and I am sure he will improve me. I am proud to be a part of this team.”
The 24-year-old said Wenger’s trust in him was vital in convincing him to leave Real Madrid.
He said: “I would have come here without a fee. That would not be a problem. Of course I am proud of this but the most important thing is that the manager trusts me. That was crucial for me and that is why I came to Arsenal.
“When I talked to Arsene Wenger on the phone there was full of respect. As a player I need respect and I felt that here. I don’t want to talk about Real Madrid. The topic is over and I want to look ahead. I will hopefully have wonderful years here and win many trophies.”