We have seen this Arsenal team play like world-beaters at certain times this season, like against Manchester United and Bayern Munich at the Emirates and Olympiakos away, but then at other times we have seen them lacking energy and desire like against Swansea and Southampton. On the other hand Leicester City have been fighting for every point in every game, and this is why Mesut Ozil feels that Ranieri’s men deserve to be on top of the table.
“They deserve to be up there – Leicester fight for every point,” the German said. “We see in every game that players of Leicester want to achieve something. We ourselves have not been focused in every game, and that is not possible in the Premier League since there is no opponent you can beat easily.
“Leicester have been great, but there are still a few games. I think we still have a chance to catch up Leicester. We must, of course, hope for mistakes.”
But that doesn’t mean Arsenal’s pursuit of the title is completely over. Ozil still harbours hopes that the Foxes can slip up in some big games before the end of the campaign. “I do not think it impossible,” he continued. “Although there are only a few games left, Leicester have a run against some of the big teams to come. “We ourselves must in any case not allow any more slip-ups. The hope of the title is still there – we have the players for the title.”
The problem is that we have had the players all season, but for some reason they all “lost focus” at the same time, which has now given us a mountain to climb. Can we still reach the summit?